Our Impacts

We invest in:
– Developing a multimodal sustainable transport offer,
– Improving the competitiveness of industrial sectors,
– Creating sustainable jobs,
– Developing waterside areas
– Carrying out environmental development projects.
These Seine-Scheldt impacts provide a response to European public policy to benefit regions and their inhabitants.

Our actions and contributions to European policy

An analysis of the effects of Seine-Scheldt has shown that the main impacts of the project were the pooling and massification of industrial logistics flows, the reinvestment of industrial activity along the waterways, the creation of a wide-gauge waterway grid network and the modernisation of the water transport, therefore offering the implementation of the following European policies:

  • Development and cohesion of towns and regions,
  • Development of foreign trade,
  • Ecological transition,
  • Re-industrialisation of regions,
  • Energy transition and saving resources.

Actions /European Policies

Impacts and politics
by decreasing order of importance

Major actions in the regions

The effects of the Seine-Scheldt network are spread across 6 European regions: Normandy, Île-de-France, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Flanders and Wallonia.

In addition to the jobs created during the construction period, the creation of Seine-Scheldt will generate 40,000 sustainable jobs in these regions especially in logistics and industrial activities, inland shipping and tourism.

The network will enable the growth of water and rail freight especially through access right to the heart of cities and major seaports. Along the network, industrial and logistics facilities will promote the development of mass, storable renewable energy for the use of the various industrial sectors. 1,300 hectares of environmental developments will also be carried out close to the 1,100 kilometres of waterways in the network in order to further improve the local integration of the project.

NETWORK

INFRASTRUCTURE

Focus on the Seine-North Europe channel project

107 km
network

6 locks

61 rail
and road bridges

3 channel bridges

4 multimodal
platforms

TRAFFIC

Main traffic evolutions (MT) in 2030 with the commissioning
of the Seine-scheldt link in various points of the network

 

 

River traffic forecast on the Seine-North Europe channel

 

 

CHARACTERISTICS

Social, economic and geographical data of the Seine-Scheldt regions

The stakeholders of the Seine-Scheldt network

From financial backers to users, regions to infrastructure operators, all stakeholders are committed to achieving the objectives of the project: competitiveness, re-industrialisation, foreign trade flows.

Economic sectors

Economic sectors
(chargers)

  • Establishing a modern, efficient, economical and environmentally friendly service offering (and being able to convey this as factors of competitiveness)
  • Having direct access to the network (banks of the waterways)
  • Gaining accurate information on the offering provided by the network

Ports and arteries

Ports and arteries

  • Expanding the hinterland
  • Developing multimodality
  • Developing massified modes of transport
  • Developing new logistics platforms
  • Improving the integration of all components of the ecosystem into the Seine-Scheldt network
  • Gaining accurate information on the offering provided by the network

Civil society

Civil society

  • Improving quality of life and observing genuine change as regards the following aspects: economic (stimulating economic activity, job creation), environmental (easing road congestion, respecting biodiversity) and urban planning (integrating infrastructure into the regions)
  • Developing industrial heritage tourism (site phase)
  • Ensuring optimal management of disturbances

Logistics operators

Logistics operators

  • Proposing competitive services (CQD)
  • Proposing new, innovative offerings
  • Gaining accurate information on the offering provided by the network

Influencers

Influencers

  • Acquiring regular information on the project, primarily the expected and observed effects and benefits
  • Developing ‘a general waterway culture’ (general public, users, etc.)

Associated projects

Associated projects
(PFM, channel edges, renewable energies...)

  • Creating an economic ecosystem along the waterway
  • Enhancing land along the waterway
  • Providing the renewable energy necessary for the functioning of the waterway

EEIG partners

EEIG partners
(VNF, SPW, De Vlaamse Waterweg NV, SCSNE)

  • Enhancing and developing the European waterway network
  • Developing traffic and flows on the Seine-Scheldt network
  • Rallying cooperators to carry out successful projects

Financial backers/decision makers

Financial backers/decision makers

  • Developing international, intra-European and interregional trade
  • Developing modal shift
  • Reducing/eliminating road congestion
  • Promoting economic competitiveness
  • Ensuring the visibility of the financing of the Seine-Scheldt network and the programmes which comprise it
  • Achieving the competitiveness objectives for the economic stakeholders

Regions

Regions

  • Galvanising the local economic fabric and providing sustainable employment
  • Enhancing all the assets of the regions: tourism, culture, nature, etc.
  • Developing economic attractiveness (investments, tourism)
  • Integrating infrastructure within the regions
  • Acquiring information

The Seine-Scheldt
Network

Click on the colored circles to discover
the main expectations of each
stakeholders.

Economic sectors
(chargers)

  • Establishing a modern, efficient, economical and environmentally friendly service offering (and being able to convey this as factors of competitiveness)
  • Having direct access to the network (banks of the waterways)
  • Gaining accurate information on the offering provided by the network

Ports and arteries

  • Expanding the hinterland
  • Developing multimodality
  • Developing massified modes of transport
  • Developing new logistics platforms
  • Improving the integration of all components of the ecosystem into the Seine-Scheldt network
  • Gaining accurate information on the offering provided by the network

Civil society

  • Improving quality of life and observing genuine change as regards the following aspects: economic (stimulating economic activity, job creation), environmental (easing road congestion, respecting biodiversity) and urban planning (integrating infrastructure into the regions)
  • Developing industrial heritage tourism (site phase)
  • Ensuring optimal management of disturbances

Logistics operators

  • Proposing competitive services (CQD)
  • Proposing new, innovative offerings
  • Gaining accurate information on the offering provided by the network

Influencers

  • Acquiring regular information on the project, primarily the expected and observed effects and benefits
  • Developing ‘a general waterway culture’ (general public, users, etc.)

Associated projects
(PFM, channel edges, renewable energies...)

  • Creating an economic ecosystem along the waterway
  • Enhancing land along the waterway
  • Providing the renewable energy necessary for the functioning of the waterway

EEIG partners
(VNF, SPW, De Vlaamse Waterweg NV, SCSNE)

  • Enhancing and developing the European waterway network
  • Developing traffic and flows on the Seine-Scheldt network
  • Rallying cooperators to carry out successful projects

Financial backers/decision makers

  • Developing international, intra-European and interregional trade
  • Developing modal shift
  • Reducing/eliminating road congestion
  • Promoting economic competitiveness
  • Ensuring the visibility of the financing of the Seine-Scheldt network and the programmes which comprise it
  • Achieving the competitiveness objectives for the economic stakeholders

Regions

  • Galvanising the local economic fabric and providing sustainable employment
  • Enhancing all the assets of the regions: tourism, culture, nature, etc.
  • Developing economic attractiveness (investments, tourism)
  • Integrating infrastructure within the regions
  • Acquiring information

Economic sectors
(chargers)

Ports and arteries

Civil society

Logistics operators

Influencers

Associated projects
(PFM, channel edges, renewable energies...)

EEIG partners
(VNF, SPW, De Vlaamse Waterweg NV, SCSNE)

Financial backers/decision makers

Regions