Dortmund-Ems Canal


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Dortmund-Ems Canal

(dôrt`mo͝ont-ĕms), waterway, 165 mi (266 km) long, NW Germany, from Dortmund to Emden. Built from 1892 to 1899, it connects the industrial RuhrRuhr
, region, c.1,300 sq mi (3,370 sq km), W Germany; a principal manufacturing center of Germany and formerly known as one of the world's greatest industrial complexes. In the 1980s the coal and steel industries declined, leading to serious unemployment.
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 district with the Ems River and the North Sea. It is connected to the Rhine River by two canals.

Dortmund-Ems Canal

 

a canal in the Federal Republic of Germany. It connects the Ruhr industrial region with the North Sea, bypassing the mouth of the Rhine, which is located in the Netherlands. It runs about 270 km from the city of Dortmund on the Emscher River (a tributary of the Rhine) to the Ems River, which has been made into a canal. It was built from 1890 to 1899. It has about 20 locks. After reconstruction in 1950 it was opened to ships with a freight-carrying capacity of up to 1,000 tons. The Dortmund-Ems canal is connected with the Rhine-Herne and Mittelland canals. In 1968 about 50 million tons of freight moved through this canal. The main ports on the canal are Dortmund, Emden, and Münster.

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Construction of bridge building of the Dortmund-Ems Canal over the Ems with a single span steel trough engined with both sides subsequently reinforced concrete troughs on bored piles and it followed on both sides of new channel distance of approximately 900 m length with steel sheet piling.
He was given the VC after his section came under heavy machine gun fire near Dortmund-Ems Canal in Germany.
Broom won a bar to his DFC in August 1944 for his part in a daring attack on the Dortmund-Ems canal in Germany where he laid mines from a height of 50ft.
His section of the 3rd Battalion had been ordered into wooded hills east of the Dortmund-Ems canal in Germany.
Contract notice: Supply, transport and installation of water blocks in the dortmund-ems canal and kE-stenkanal 2015th
The citation for the award praised the miner's son's "outstanding gallantry and superb courage" in protecting his men under the attack of "well-led, determined troops" in woodland near the Dortmund-Ems canal on April 2, 1945.
Edward Thomas Chapman, who was awarded it for his action at the Dortmund-Ems Canal in Germany, died earlier this year.
All the planning and construction of the bypass line the canal bridge EMS of the Dortmund-Ems Canal, consisting of sealed sheet piling and channel steel bridge structure over the Ems including deep foundation of reinforced concrete abutments with OrtbetongroE-bohrpfEnhlen.
Contract notice: Delivery, transport and installation of water blocks in the dortmund-ems canal and coastal channel 2014th
Delivery, transport and installation of water blocks on the Dortmund-Ems Canal and coastal channel 2014th
Prior Information Notice: Expansion of the dortmund-ems canal, construction of the new bypass around the canal bridge ems
The Midland Canal runs in east-west direction and connects the Dortmund-Ems Canal, the Weser, the Elbe-Seiten canal, the Elbe and the Elbe-Havel Canal.