The Port of Rotterdam Authority expects partial closures of the Scheur between kilometre posts 1015 and 1018 throughout November, due to the construction of the Maasdelta Tunnel (the tunnel under construction east of Maassluis and Rozenburg, part of the Blankenburg connection).
The Port advises shipping traffic in the area to moderate speed and follow directions.
During this period, work vessel Neptune will carry out excavation work to lay concrete tiles that serve as the foundation for the tunnel sections. Diving operations will also be taking place at the same time.
As the Port Authority warns, between 8th and 25th of November in particular, caution should be exercised. During that time, the Neptune will be positioned in the middle of the fairway.
According to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, on 31st of March and 15th of April, the Scheur will be fully closed for shipping.
The two tunnel sections will be immersed in two whole days. The first tunnel section will be immersed between Friday 31st of March 10.00 am and Saturday 1st of April 10.00 am. The second tunnel section will be put into place between Saturday 15th of April at 10.00 am and Sunday 16th of April at 10.00 am.
The Maasdelta Tunnel is expected to be completed by 2024.
Source: Port of Rotterdam Authority