Sweco to develop transport routes on Seine and Scheldt rivers

Sweco has been commissioned by Flemish waterway company Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV to design and project manage transport route improvements on the Flemish part of the Seine-Scheldt project. The project is valued at approximately EUR 5 million. 

”The regions surrounding the Seine and Scheldt are key European industrial hubs. With Sweco’s broad-based expertise in waterways and ports, we will create conditions for more efficient freight transport along both rivers,” says Erwin Malcorps, Managing Director of Sweco Belgium.

The project is part of an EU-initiative to link the two regions together via a waterway capable of handling significantly larger freight transports than is currently the case, such as container and push-tow navigation. Sweco’s work involves designing solutions to broaden and deepen existing waterways, raise bridges and modernise several locks.

Under the assignment, Sweco will provide expertise in areas spanning from civil design and project management to urban planning. Sweco has extensive experience with waterways and ports throughout Europe, including the raising of bridges across the Albert Canal in Belgium, improving navigability on the Nether-Rhen and Lek Rivers in the Netherlands and STAR-FLOOD, an EU-wide flood protection initiative covering rivers in 18 vulnerable metro regions.

Sweco’s work on the project will continue through August 2020. The project will be carried out as a consortium. 

For additional information, please contact:

Erwin Malcorps, Managing Director Sweco Belgium, +32 (0) 2 588 63 47, erwin.malcorps@swecobelgium.be                                    

Veronika Gustafsson, Press Manager, +46 8-695 65 43, veronika.gustafsson@sweco.se

Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every project. We carry out assignments in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.

About Us

Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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