The construction of the New Slussen is the major urban transformation project in Sweden. Working in collaboration with the City of Stockholm, the SEK 12bn project seeks to create a dynamic urban quarter, responding to its historic context and transforming the city centre.
One important function for New Slussen is to reduce the threat of flooding and protect the drinking water for two million people in Mälardalen. And that is where Industeel comes in.
Stainless duplex plates manufactured by Industeel Belgium and formed at Industeel Dunkerque will be welded together to make a flood gate around 36 meters long. These will be mounted on Lake Mälaren. The plates will help to reduce the threat of flooding and to protect drinking water for the people of Mälardalen.
By building new, largers canals at Slussen, the current threat of flooding can be removed. In this way, access to drinking water is assured and vulnerable areas, such as the underground station in the Old Town, regional airports and other important infrastructure buildings and agricultural land, are protected from the current threat of flooding.