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St Petersburg Flood-Prevention Facility, Neva River

Barrier Length

25.4km

Width

30m

Height

Eight metres

Main Navigation Channel Width

200m

Depth

16m

Secondary Navigation Channel Width

110m

Depth

Seven metres

Omega Seals Width

40m

Height

7m

Temperature Tolerance

-30 to +70 degrees C

Sluices

6 × 24-m wide

Project Cost

$420 million

Project Approval

1978

Construction Began

1980

Construction Halted

1989

First Approach to EBRD

1994

Construction Recommenced

2003

Flood Protection Operational

2008

Final Completion

2012

Client

Rosstroy (Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Communal Infrastructure)

Design Team Leader

Halcrow

Operations and Planning

Royal Haskoning

Seal Suppliers

Trelleborg Bakker

Funding

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; European Investment Bank; Nordic Investment Bank

Construction

Vinci and local construction firms
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