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ObjectiveTo facilitate the growth of future shipping traffic to the Port of Amsterdam the capacity of the current locks needed to be expanded. To allow for this expansion an additional sea lock is constructed that allows for 24x7 tide-independent locking. During the construction phase the port of Amsterdam must remain open for bussiness. The Dutch Directorate for Public Works and Watermagement awarded the contract for the works to the OpenIJ consortium.
To ensure proper operation of the complex lock systems the consortium makes use of the experience it gained in the AeroSpace Domain when it comes to integration of complex systems with a multitude of subsystem suppliers. As a result, as part of the 'Virtual Lock', EuroSim played an essential role in all phases of the project lifecycle.
ContextA new large sea lock is constructed at the entrance of the North Sea Canal at IJmuiden in the Netherlands that provides improved access to the Amsterdam port region. The new lock is 500 meters long, 70 meters wide and 18 meters deep, making it the world's largest sea lock. Construction began in January 2016 and the lock will be available for shipping at the end of 2019. From then on the port of amsterdam will be accessible 24 hours a day.
Role of EuroSimLarge infrastructure projects like OpenIJ face the same problems as Aerospace projects in that the system comprises many subsystems that need to work together. Subsystems are built by a range of subcontractors. By nature Eurosim can support, through the use of simulation, the design, test and integration and training phases of such projects. EuroSim played an essential role in all phases of the lifecycle of the project: