The rehabilitation of a heavily polluted industrial area to create a clean urban centre demanded continual cooperation amongst financiers, managers, engineers, environmentalists, contractors and government authorities.
Finally, after 200 years, the breakwater at Poti on the Black Sea has been repaired in a way that will reduce the need for maintenance and limit the port’s down-time.
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.
Persevering in remote eastern Russia, with its severe climate and lack of infrastructure, dredgers dug the trenches and laid the pipelines which will provide billions of barrels of gas and oil.
The New Doha International Airport project in Qatar comprises amongst other things the construction of a 22-km2 reclamation area. The hydraulically reclaimed fill is compacted using a combination of compaction techniques, amongst which High Energy Impact Compaction (HEIC).
The increasing population in the Montpellier, France environment required a new waste water treatment plan. Studies indicated that for maximum safety the sea outfall should be placed 11 km off the coast - an enormous length to lay an outfall pipe.