XL Locks

In addition to the existing twin lock in Nieuwegein, the consortium is building a third lock chamber. Both ends of the lock chamber feature a double set of lock doors: double rolling doors. The reasoning behind the double rolling doors is that, when a door needs repairs or maintenance, there is always a spare door available. These double doors offer an additional advantage. When both inner doors are closed, the lock chamber measures 276m. When only the outer doors are used, the chamber length increases to 300m, allowing two 135m-vessels to pass through the lock simultaneously, thus reducing the waiting period.

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