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Young CEDA site visit to Baggerbedrijf de Boer


On Thursday, June 2, Young CEDA visited Baggerbedrijf de Boer on the Zeeheldenwijk project in Urk.

Beforehand we had an interesting presentation by project manager Kobus Kramer who explained how the work was scored and on which criteria the most points were obtained. Also, the working method and how the work is conducted in phases was explained in detail.

After the presentation we went to the connection point of the floating pipeline at the Zuidermeerdijk. Upon arrival at the dike, the trailing suction hopper dredger Mahury just approached. We were lucky to see the moment how the trailing suction hopper dredger Mahury connects to the floating pipeline.

After seen the trailing suction hopper, we walked down the route of the pipeline (2 km) to the landfill area. The unique thing is that the pipeline route has three spans. The pipeline route crosses the Zuidermeerdijk, the Zuidermeerweg and the provincial N352 Domineesweg, the access road from the A6 to Urk.

At the landfill we were able to see how the sand is spread out in the depot and processed by excavators and bulldozers.

The afternoon ended at restaurant Het Achterhuis in Urk where we enjoyed a snack and drink with a beautiful view over the IJsselmeer, where many new contacts were made. The enthusiastic reactions during this afternoon indicated that it was a success!

To end the afternoon, Baggerbedrijf de Boer presented us with a gift to store all the beautiful photos that were taken.

Young CEDA thanks Baggerbedrijf de Boer for this event!

Later this year another Young CEDA event is planned. More about this later!

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