The Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region has awarded a contract to a consortium of Bouygues Travaux Publics and Boskalis Nederland BV for the expans..."> The Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region has awarded a contract to a consortium of Bouygues Travaux Publics and Boskalis Nederland BV for the expans...">

Bouygues Travaux Publics and Boskalis to expand French port

The Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region has awarded a contract to a consortium of Bouygues Travaux Publics and Boskalis Nederland BV for the expansion of Port-La-Nouvelle, in south-western France.

The companies will be responsible for the creation of a harbour by extending the current southern seawall (600 metres long), constructing a northern seawall (2,430 metres long) and demolishing an existing seawall. All the seawalls will be reinforced by an upper layer of Accropodes of between 18 and 45 tonnes, pre-manufactured at the site. These highly resistant concrete blocks are designed to resist the action of waves on the seawalls. The works got underway recently, and they should be completed mid-2023.

The total value of the contract amounts to €199 million, for an overall project cost of €237 million, forming part of the Region’s programmes for construction and coastline development.

When completed, the port of Port-La-Nouvelle will have a draft of 14.5 metres, compared to the current 8 metres. The port extension aims to accommodate existing new projects, particular in connection with renewable energy such as the construction and assembly of pilot floating wind farms planned off the coast of Occitanie.

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