With almost 40 million tons of cargo transported per annum, the Albert Canal is the most important waterway in Flanders. Container transport in particular has experienced a significant rise over the past decade. As a result, the Wijnegem-Antwerp section of the canal was adapted for vessels of up to 10,000 tons. This required adjustments in the form of the widening and deepening of the canal and the adjustment of the banks.
Herbosch-Kiere widened the canal by an average of fifteen metres at Metropoolstraat in Schoten. Over a section of approximately 1.1 kilometres, a new quay wall was also constructed. The new bank consists of sheet piles and a cap. The Braambeek culvert was replaced with a new outflow channel leading into the Albert Canal. We also carried out dredging works and built a new road, a new towpath and a footpath.