Extension of the Port of Cherbourg

39 hectares for MRE development

River and Maritime works

France, 2015 – 2016

General description

Within the scope of the project for extending the port of Cherbourg, work carried out by Bouygues Travaux Publics Région France (DTP) and its consortium consists in constructing a 1.8-km enclosure dyke comprising 250,000 tonnes of riprap, in 5- to 6-tonne units, to contain the 5 million m3 of dredged material making up the future quay levels.

The long-term aim of the total 39-hectare extension is for the port to be able to create spaces for implanting offshore wind turbines, thus becoming a benchmark port for the construction, maintenance and operation of future wind farms.

Consortium

BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS REGIONS FRANCE (DTP) / SODRACO

Project owner

Ports Normands Associés

a 1.8 km

dyke

250,000

tonnes of riprap

5 million

m3 of dredged material

Locations

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