About the new Lock

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About the new lock

Terneuzen is the scene of one of the most ambitious infrastructure works in our country. The New Lock is an impressive new sea lock. It will ensure better access and smoother flow from the Westerschelde to the Canal from Gent to Terneuzen and beyond. The New Lock is world-class. The dimensions can be compared with the new locks in Antwerp, Amsterdam and Panama. Many people are looking forward to 2023. Then the first ship will sail through the New Lock! At a lock of this size, the numbers make you dizzy. This is about hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of concrete and tens of thousands of tons of steel.

For example, space must be created to build the lock. That means excavating, moving and supplying and removing soil. In total we move 12.5 million m³ of soil more than 110 times the content of the Rotterdam Feijenoord Stadium, the Kuip! In the middle of the lock complex,overlooking the Westerschelde side the NewLock is the viewing point. This five-meter-high tower offers you a fantastic view of all activities on the lock complex. Information panels explain in detail what is happening.

Visit the website about the Nieuwe Sluis, click here.





“We enjoyed the great explanation! It is now clear to us how it will be with the lock. ”
-Family Spitte.

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