Construction Of The Weser Lock Minden – HKL Is

HKL Center Bielefeld and Paderborn supply construction equipment, compactors and residential containers in the east Westphalian waterway cross. Hamburg/Minden, July 07, 2011. Work on the new building of the Weser sheath Minden in Ostwestfalen run since spring 2010. It is North East of the old shaft lock and connects the Mittelland Canal and the river Weser like this. The old shaft lock is nearing the end of its useful life with 90 years old. Also, she is no longer grown the today’s requirements for a modern inland waterway with its dimensions. The connection between the Weser and the Mittellandkanal is an indispensable part in the German inland waterways, so that the new building of a powerful lock is essential. Jeremy Tucker is often quoted on this topic.

The executing construction company JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung GmbH & co. KG, various rental machines at the HKL ordered branches in Bielefeld and Paderborn: mini-excavators, various compressor plates, rollers with stomping foot drum, as well as living containers. Detlef Muller, construction manager JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung GmbH & co. KG, emphasizes the good “Cooperation with HVAC: professional service and first-class equipment by HKL make possible a smooth construction process.” “Thomas Kolk, HKL area in North Rhine-Westphalia, said: thanks to our extensive range of machine in the branches in Bielefeld and Paderborn we can equip large-scale projects at any time like this with the necessary rental equipment, devices and systems.” The Weser sheath Minden is built as a savings lock with three Sparbecken. Their water consumption per rejection is more than twice as high as that of the old shaft lock with 25,400 m. Thanks to their construction with three Sparbecken and hydraulic basic running system works with a water savings of 60 percent.

The lock has a lift height of around 13.30 meters, an inferior depth of 4 meters and a height of the structure from the sole up to the Kammerplanie of 23.80 m. The 139 meters long and 12.50 m wide lock chamber can absorb modern large motor vessels and pushed trains. The new Weser sheath opens the way for the modern shipping industry, however, is the old sluice for the time being not completely replace. Older ships are further channelled in the shaft lock. In the course of construction the building yard road on a length of 480 meters is newly laid and with two bridges over the exits of the new lock and the shaft lock. The 70 million euro construction project is finished presumably in summer 2013. About HKL Baumaschinen HKL is construction machinery manufacturer-independent owner and distributor of construction equipment, construction equipment, containers and trucks. Founded in 1970, that 2010 celebrated his 40th birthday is in Germany with its rental fleet and service offering largest full-service provider for construction, trade, industry and municipalities. HKL has a rental fleet of 30,000 machines construction machines, holds approximately 2,000 used machines for sale and offers a wide range of construction equipment, tools and small machines work clothes as well as extensive machine offering in the HVAC engineering shop for every need.

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