The Mittelland Canal (MLK) is a major canal in central Germany and provides the principal east-west inland waterway connection in the country. The Action is a pre-identified project of the North Sea Baltic corridor, Berlin-Twentekanaal section, and is part of a Global project on the extension of the MLK, supported by EU funding in the past.
Its aim is to improve the section between Hanover and Berlin in compliance with the criteria of Class Vb European Waterways. Its activities will be widening and increasing the depth of the canal bed from km 302.377 to km 303.800 in conjunction with an adjustment of bridge clearance heights.
The Action will guarantee a safer, economical and environmentally friendly goods transport link between the Berlin-Magdeburg-Hanover route and the West German industrial centres, while improving hinterland connections to the most important North Sea ports.
Estimated cost of the action:
Percentage of EU support:
Maximum EU contribution:
Download the Info Sheet about this project:
Please note that the present document is for information purposes only. The content and conditions of the grant agreement always prevail over any different information which may be included in this document or elsewhere.
Member States involved:
Start date: July 2015
End date: November 2017
Beneficiary & implementing body: