BIM used on Netherlands canal project

By Leila Steed26 January 2021

Joint venture company Sassevaart is using a building information modelling (BIM) platform from ALLPLAN – a global design software – for the construction of the New Lock Terneuzen in the Netherlands.

Currently under construction and measuring 427m long, 55m wide, and 16.4m deep, New Lock Terneuzen will form part of the Rotterdam-Paris Inland Waterway. Designed for larger vessels, the lock is intended to increase the capacity of the shipping route, which is already said to be one of the busiest and most important navigated canals in Europe.

Sassesvaart, which comprises DEME Infra Marine Contractors, Dredging International, BAM Infra, BAM Contractors and Van Laere, is using Allplan Bimplus for its reinforcement data management.

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