Work to begin on 5th lock chamber in Brunsbüttel

New beacon heralds construction work. 

The new beacon recently erected on Mole 2 near Brunsbüttel serves not only as a guide for shipping, but also for the expansion of the international Kiel Canal.

Following final approval by the Federal Republic of Germany of the construction costs totaling half a billion euros, work can now commence on the major project that is the 5th lock chamber in Brunsbüttel. Since 2008 WTM has been providing the client, the Brunsbüttel Waterways and Shipping Authority, with planning services relating to structural and design planning, supervision of the planning approval procedure, tendering procedure, and award of the contract. Services relating to construction management and local site supervision are now pending.

The lock is intended to be opened to shipping in the second half of 2020.