Dyke reinforcement Zuidhoek Zierikzee 22000 m2 Hillblocks (dyke blocks)

  • Client Rijkswaterstaat Zeeland, Projectbureau Zeeweringen
  • Contractor Comb. Heijmans Wegen BV/ Schotgroep Aann.bedr. BV
  • Work Improvement Slope Construction Zuidhoek Zierikzee
  • Date April – november 2015

Dyke reinforcement Zuidhoek Zierikzee is one of the dyke works awarded by Rijkswaterstaat for the protection of primary dykes in the county of Zeeland.

The area extends from the eastern port channel of Zierikzee, under the Zeeland Bridge through to Haven de Val. The dyke route is 2.5 kilometers long.

Scheldestromen Water is after completion of the work responsible for the management of the dyke.

The dykes are reinforced by installing concrete pillars on the slopes. The concrete pillars of Martens were chosen for this embankment work. These "Hillblocks" are KOMO-certified and comply with the requirements of the "Zetsteen van beton 7024" standard.

One of the EMVI (Economically Most Advantageous Tender) criteria in the tender contract was delivering concrete pillars which are more substainably produced than conventional concrete pillars. The determining herein was to reduce the amount of concrete in the entire work as much as possible.

The Hillblocks are ideal for this. For Hillblocks is in fact 30% less concrete needed. This can not only achieve a substantially higher fictional discount, but there is also considerably less transport required. This is less damaging to the environment and also nuisance for traffic and environment will be minimized.

Project Zeeweringen, a partnership between Rijkswaterstaat and Scheldestromen Water, brought the performed work extra to the attention because of the exceptional quality of the work.

Want to see how the installation of the Hillblocks is carried out? Then click the following link:                                               http://www.youtube.com/embed/0VFSPdvFc0M?