Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


Upgrade of Gabčíkovo locks
CEF Transport
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February 2016 to December 2020
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Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic (Slovakia)

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June 2019


The Gabčíkovo locks are located at river km 1,820 of the Danube in proximity of the Hungarian border. The current structure of the locks consists of several infrastructure components which will need to be upgraded to maintain stable and safe navigation. The Action consists of both studies and works.

The results of the studies will consist of:
- Final design defining the infrastructure works to upgrade the Gabčíkovo locks;
- Elaboration of a concept for mooring of vessels along the Slovak section of the Danube and wind protection measures for the area in the proximity of the locks

The construction works will include the replacement of the upper and lower gates, the technological equipment of the locks chambers, the locks filling and emptying system and the expert control system.