Nearly 10 years after having built the first berths in Port 2000, Soletanche Bachy returned to the Port of Le Havre. Our French subsidiary acquired Phase III for the construction of two new berths. To win this contract, the teams proposed a technical variant that made all the difference.
On Monday 25 November 2019, our France Nord branch signed the Port 2000 Phase III contract for the construction of berths 11 and 12. These two berths extend the 3,500 metres occupied by the first ten berths that were constructed by Soletanche Bachy during the first two phases of the project in the 2000s.
The new project covers the design and build of two 350-metre berths for container ships of up to 17 metres draught.
The contract also includes the construction of a closing quay 111 m, the associated dredging, anti-scour protection, two 360-tonne mooring dolphins West of the new berths, and the development of 47 hectares of platforms.
Soletanche Bachy France was awarded with this variant solution by the owner and engineer the Grand Port Maritime du Havre (GPMH) as leader of a consortium that includes Atlantique Dragages (Boskalis subsidiary) for dredging, and Bouygues TP Régions France for the civil engineering aspects.
The main work to be carried out by Soletanche Bachy France will be:
The team is already hard at work preparing the site for the start of the construction phase in April 2020.
This new project confirms Soletanche Bachy’s strength in port infrastructure. A unique expertise now brought together under the ForSHORE brand, which offers a complete accompaniment to maritime project holders: financing, design, build and upgrade and maintenance.