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Lock in Leidschendam

The 130-year-old lock in Leidschendam is a listed structure. To continue to ensure a smooth and safe passage for ships in the future, the lock complex that also includes two moveable bridges underwent major maintenance work.

 

Important part

This lock is an important part of the waterway between the cities of Delft and Leiden. The South Holland provincial authority wanted to maintain the lock’s listed status, while also ensuring compliance with the EU Machine Directive (CE mark). Hollandia Services replaced the bridges’ drive systems and added to the existing railings to screen the lock off from the public. On top of that, additional safety devices were installed in the system.

Awarded

Hollandia Services replaced the bridges’ drive systems and added to the existing railings to screen the lock off from the public. On top of that, additional safety devices were installed in the system. The fact that this lock is a listed structure made this a special project. Our renovation approach earned us third prize for lock renovations at the annual ceremony of the Stichting Historische Sluizen en Stuwen (Historic Locks and Barrages Foundation). In ten years’ time, the operating system will need major maintenance again, and the operating mechanisms may too. The lock complex and surrounding area are in great shape for the coming 30-40 years.