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Wijma Kampen involved in restoration of Wouda pumping station in Lemmer


On 7 September, work was started on restoring the last section of the Wouda pumping station near Lemmer. Two of the eight flood gates facing the former Zuiderzee were raised for repairs to the woodwork on the base of the gates.

The pumping station, named after the engineer D.F. Wouda, dates from 1920 and is the largest working steam pumping station in the world and is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. 

At the beginning of October the Frisian water board (Wetterskip) and the Dutch institute for cultural heritage (RCE) are expected to inspect the gates’ state of repair and a plan of action will be drawn up.

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