Manfred Gutsche presents the Brunsbüttel lock project
February 17, 2016 – The German Port Technology Association (HTG) and the Committee for Waterfront Structures (EAU) staged the quay wall workshop in Hamburg. With this and similar events HTG, on a non-profit basis, promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences among its members. The focus this time is on four topics: key walls for sea ports, inland ports, and special structures, international projects, future developments and the law.
Manfred Gutsche reported on the planning and current status of the major project “Construction of the new 5th Lock Chamber in Brunsbüttel”. WTM was awarded the contract to handle the structural design and engineering back in 2008, has supported the planning approval procedure and is currently monitoring construction of this important and complex project.
With a ship passing through it every 12 minutes, the Kiel Canal is the world’s busiest artificial waterway. Every third container that is transshipped in Hamburg carries on to, or comes from the Baltic region, making the Kiel Canal an important lifeline for the docks in Hamburg.