The Port-La Nouvelle harbour, located in an inlet between Bages-Sigean lagoon and the Mediterranean coast is home to complex hydrodynamics. An innovative package of five interacting hydro-sedimentary numerical models was developed to assess a port expansion project in the area.
Finding a huge quantity of rock for 41 km of causeways and drilling islands and guaranteeing that the quality was sufficient required an extremely well thought-out Quality Management System.
To meet the demands of this massive extension, engineers had to think out of the box – utilising Pleistocene sand, recycling rock from an old block dam and inventing new equipment and survey systems.
Validation of the Tass System for Predicting the Environmental Effects of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers
Models created by researchers using innovative software have been tested and validated by monitoring trailers during dredging operations.
Employees lead the way in safety awareness and in finding practical tools for use “right here and right now” resulting in greater overall on-the-job safety.
This complex mega infrastructure project demanded an imaginative approach from the start, resulting in a transparent Design Construct and Maintenance (DCM) contract.
The dredging and maritime industries have long been aware of the challenges of climate change. And they already are providing innovative solutions.
Innovative dredging technologies played a key role in the realisation of these novel Gravity Base Foundations, which can accommodate 5MW Wind Turbine Generators and be placed in very deep waters.