Kieldrecht lock, Belgium
The record-breaking lock forms a new access to the Waasland harbour and stands for a few dazzling figures. Almost 10 million m³ soil was moved, half in excavating the construction pit and the other half was dredged. For the construction of the lock, 760,000 m³ reinforced concrete was poured. When complete, it took a whole week and 1 million m³ water to fill the lock. The Kieldrecht lock is the appropriate answer to the upscaling and strengthening of the position of the Port of Antwerp on the international market.