From the largest sea lock in the world to an eight-kilometre-long flood relief channel to tame the River IJssel, VolkerWessels designs, builds and maintains civil engineering structures in the infrastructure, energy and real estate markets. From engineering structures such as viaducts, bridges and tunnels, to hydraulic works including locks, weirs and flood defences, our knowledge and expertise in concrete construction and hydraulic engineering is recognisable in many structures.
One of our strengths is integrated project management and taking everything out of our clients’ hands from the initial rough sketch to the final building block. It all starts with a plan that takes on board the client’s wish list. We use our technical creativity to look for innovative technologies and smart solutions. We use modern software such as BIM to manage the process and communicate with our construction partners and other stakeholders.
Considerate Constructors, great neighbours
Using sustainable materials such as 'green concrete', minimising nuisance to local residents, and using sustainable resources such as rainwater and sunlight: community engagement and sustainability are at the top our agenda right from the tendering phase – regardless of whether the project concerns a busy road bridge or the immersion of an aqueduct, the construction of a motorway or an ecoduct in a vulnerable nature area.
Hairline cracks in the steel. In October 2016 the girders of the bridge over the river Merwede at Gorinchem were found to be unsafe for heavy vehicles. As soon as the discovery was made the Dutch department of Public Works closed the 1961 bridge to buses and HGVs to avoid overloading the...
Rotterdamsebaan road project
White knuckles and euphoric screams as visitors to the Drievliet family park swoop through the air in a superfast rollercoaster. Right next to this, drivers will soon be shooting down the Victory Boogie Woogie Tunnel. The tunnel, which will connect the Ypenburg interchange (A4/A13) with the...