Partnering with dredging experts, the Port of London Authority developed a unique contract, which incentivised dredging contractors to find opportunities for the beneficial reuse of dredged material.
Historically the consolidation of reclaimed land takes about 10 years, but with the urgent need for land expansion, new ground improvement techniques are being tested to shorten the timeframe for preparing the land for use.
Port 2000, Le Havre’s New Container Terminal: Breakwaters and Dredging of the Nautical Access Channel
Flexibility and ingenuity were required to meet the environmental and economic demands for expanding France’s largest port which faces the rough swells of the Channel.
To be successful, a modern port must pay attention to the public's justifiable concerns about environment.
As part of an intensive reasearch project to evaluate the ecological impact of dredging and relocation of material, two differnet techniques were compared.
Working on a fast track, in less than 5 years, a quiet oil palm plantation area has been transformed into an active port and industrial area.