After 2 years of construction works, the extension of the “Quai de Flamands” was finally completed last month. The Port of Cherbourg now boasts a 680 m linear wharf, accessible to vessels up to 14 m draught.
This extension was accomplished within the framework of the renewable marine energies project and is also designed to handle heavy and industrial cargo.
“We didn’t have to wait long before our first ship inaugurated the largest wharf in France, with a bearing capacity of 15t/m2. The Eendracht from Savona (Italy) berthed at the wharf and used its deck cranes to unload two heating units, each weighing 150 tonnes, which will be used in units 1 and 2 of the power station in Flamanville,” the company said in a press release.
For this operation Cherbourg Maritime took charge of consigning the ship, whilst Cherbourg Manutention was responsible for the transshipment of the cargo onto two multi-axled trailers.