In October 2022, the ship lift in Niederfinow was opened after 14 years of construction – we have new impressive pictures of the giant.
With the help of the vertical lift, a height of around 37 m is overcome – and that in around 30 minutes of lock passage. The actual lifting process only takes about 3 minutes. 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 and a total weight of 3,500 tonnes to navigate the Oder-Havel Waterway.
Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the 520 million euro project.