Part of Priority Project 18 (Waterway axis Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube), this project aims to increase the lock capacity of the Meuse river to reach class VIb, or the traffic of boats carrying 9,000 tonnes.
The locks located in Ivoz-Ramet and in Ampsin-Neuville are two of the most important in the Walloon region, counting 11,490,000 and 8,880,000 tonnes respectively in 2007. The project plans to build a new lock at Ivoz-Ramet and, for the section Ampsin-Neuville, it will develop the detailed studies, including hydraulic, navigation, socio-economic and environmental analysis.
These studies are aimed at the construction of a new lock at Huy.
State of progress on 31 December 2010:
Due to the economic crisis, the project was delayed by two years but is now almost back on track. Initial objectives will be completed in 2015.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.
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Member States involved:
Start date: January 2009
End date: December 2015
Government of Wallonia
Service Public de Wallonie (Direction générale opérationnelle Mobilité et Voies hydrauliques)
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE