As part of the "Room for the River - IJssel Delta" project, the collision protection barrier near the ‘Stadsbrug’ in Kampen is being strengthened. To this end, five protection caissons are being installed. After installing the first sections earlier this year, the second and third sections will be installed by Wagenborg Towage this week.
Wagenborg uses its 300-tonne floating sheerleg crane, Triton, to load the five protection caissons, weighing max. 280 tonnes per section, on to the Wagenborg Barge 3 and Wagenborg Barge 6 pontoons at the prefabrication site. They were towed to the ‘Stadbrug’ by the tugs Waterpoort and Waterlelie. The sections will be placed under water with utmost precision by the Triton with help of the steering tug Gyas. The works will continue this week and next week until all the sections are stowed onto each other and the 5 segments will top out of the surface of the river ‘IJssel’.