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"The purpose of the Liefkenshoek expansion is to make the Antwerp harbour area more easily accessible by rail."

Railway expansion at Liefkenshoek near its completion

Two-track line along a total distance of 16.2 kilometres

We have delivered outstanding results in dry earthmoving and bedding construction for the Liefkenshoek railway expansion and the construction of noise barriers at Kallo and Verrebroek. The purpose of the Liefkenshoek expansion is to make the Antwerp harbour area more easily accessible by rail.

Construction & Infra
Kallo, Verrebroek
2008-2012

We have delivered outstanding results in dry earthmoving and bedding construction for the Liefkenshoek railway expansion and the construction of noise barriers at Kallo and Verrebroek. The purpose of the Liefkenshoek expansion is to make the Antwerp harbour area more easily accessible by rail.

The railway project encompasses the construction of a new rail line that will form a direct link between the harbour areas of the left bank of the river Schelde and the existing rail lines on the right bank. It will require the construction of a two-track line along a total distance of 16.2 kilometres.

Nearly all aspects of dry earthmoving were extensively involved in this project: Excavation of trenches for rail bedding and trackside artwork: open-site excavation (approximately 3 million m³), surface improvement in natural stone 0/120, formation level 0/80 and sub-base 0/32 for the rail bedding (approximately 90,000 m²); Various underground excavations in narrow spaces for the erection of trackside art along the existing network and the connection of the rail bedding at the tunnel between left and right banks (approximately 350,000 m³); Excavation of evacuation shafts in the tunnel to a depth of 40 metres; Removal of spoil from slurry walls and cement bantonite walls to noise barriers (approximately 400,000 m³); Construction of noise barriers plus ground preparation involving stabilisation with lime; A range of demolition tasks; Sand disposal in Kanaaldok B2 using the Yggdrasil dredge barge.