To make sure storm surge barriers provide adequate protection, Rijkswaterstaat subjects them to intensive monitoring. Every year and after every time a barrier is closed in stormy conditions, deformation measurements are conducted. Antea Group has been performing these measurements for Rijkswaterstaat for the past three years, using the measurement results to advise Rijkswaterstaat on barrier maintenance.
The measurements performed on the storm surge barriers are the most complex deformation measurements possible, and they are therefore a great challenge for us. Aside from that, they offer us the opportunity to trial a number of innovations on our own initiative, such as modernization of the measurement method and of the verification of the broad array of requirements.
“IT IS HIGHLY SATISFYING TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THESE COMPLEX MEASUREMENTS AND HELP PROTECT OUR COUNTRY FROM THE SEA.”
Arjan Ooms, Project Manager The Netherlands