Calamity support Heijen

At the end of 2016 the weir at Grave in the Netherlands became dysfunctional due to an accident with an inland vessel. The reduced functionality of the weir led to significant lowering of the water level upstream in the river Meuse and this caused houseboats in a harbour near Heijen to run dry. To get the houseboats floating again, Rijkswaterstaat proposed to close the harbour mouth with a mobile dike and subsequently increase the water level in the (closed) harbour basin

Shore has been involved from the beginning and has contributed to the successful completion of this urgent operation with quick surveys and advice. The combined knowledge of survey solutions and the hydraulic domain led to effective and quick data acquisition. Due to fast processing and the ability to interpret the data, Shore was able to provide Rijkswaterstaat with very targeted advice.