Testing of a large civil engineering structure in Kiel.

26.11.2019 - The Kiel-Holtenau Small Lock will be renewed. We are very pleased to have been commissioned by the Waterway Construction Authority in Magdeburg for static and structural testing, fire protection testing and technical equipment testing. We are looking forward to good cooperation with all those involved!

The Small Lock, which was brought into use in 1895 – together with the Big Lock – permits access for shipping from the Baltic Sea to the very busy Kiel Canal. In 2014, the Small Lock was closed to shipping on account of stability issues. It is to be replaced by a new structure at the same location. This, like the existing structure, is designed as a dual lock with a working length of 155 metres for a depth of up to 8.50 metres.