Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow

Ship’s Hoist in Niederfinow Officially Opened

After 14 years of construction, the ship lift in Niederfinow (near Berlin) was officially inaugurated on 4 October 2022. Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the 520 million Euro project.

The new vertical lift will overcome a height of about 37 m – and that in about 30 minutes of lock passage. In future, the new ship lift will also enable larger cargo ships, such as the “Great Rhine Ship” with a length of 110 metres and a width of 11.4 metres, to navigate the Oder-Havel Waterway.


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