As long and wide as the renewed locks of the Panama Canal
The new lock in Terneuzen will be 427 metres long, 55 metres wide and 16.44 metres deep. This enormous lock will be built within the existing lock complex in Terneuzen and will ensure better access and smoother flow from the Westerschelde to the Ghent Canal and further to Terneuzen and beyond. The arrival of the new lock will allow larger seagoing vessels to sail to the port of Ghent via the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. For this project, Iv-Infra has been involved with designing the lock gates and the movement mechanism.