Fload and coastal protection

Magdeburg low-water lock

Niedrigwasserschleuse Magdeburg

A lock with a pumping station was built in the southern section of the Rothensee connecting canal (km 323+600 to 325+000) to the Elbe to connect the Magdeburg harbours to the Mittelland Canal all year round, which is only operated at low Elbe water levels and is open for free passage at higher Elbe water levels.

Client: Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Magdeburg

Processing period: 2008 – 2016

Main data:
Length: 190.00 m
Width: 25.00 m
Max. drop height: 1.86 m
Hydraulic steel construction: approx. 2,300 tonnes
Upper and lower gates designed as lifting gates (90 tonnes each)

Chamber in sheet piling construction
Heads in solid construction
Production and assembly supervision of hydraulic steelwork
Production and assembly monitoring EMSR