Henry de Leeuw

Henry de Leeuw is presently employed as a project manager for the engineering company Ingenieursbureau Amsterdam. Since 1991 he has worked on the engineering and realisation of the land reclamation for the first phase of the IJburg project, starting with the design of a pilot island. He has also been working on civil and environmental projects in and around the city of Amsterdam. Presently he is an advisor on the civil aspects of the further development of IJburg.

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Reclamation on Soft Subsoil by Spraying Thin Layers of Sand: The "IJburg" Project near Amsterdam
Reclamation on Soft Subsoil by Spraying Thin Layers of Sand: The “IJburg” Project near Amsterdam

The question is: How do you create a stable platform when reclaiming sand on a very soft subsoil? Removing the subsoil or placing large amounts of geo-textiles are costly. The answer is: A new method using a custom-built spray pontoon which has proven efficient and economically viable.

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