Bunnik/Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 24 April 2018 - Innovative concrete blocks. Natural discharge if possible, pumping if necessary. An opening for a fish migration river. These are just a few of the innovations for the Afsluitdijk in the next few years. Together with Levvel – a consortium comprising Van Oord, BAM, and Rebel – Rijkswaterstaat (part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands) will launch the project at the end of 2018. On Monday 23 April 2018, the Rijkswaterstaat and Levvel presented the designs to the media and to a large group of stakeholders who have been closely involved in planning in the past few years.