HAROPA – Port of Le Havre has inked a contract with a consortium of companies led by Eiffage Génie Civil for the maritime works on the Joannès Couvert quay – part of Siemens Gamesa’s construction of an offshore wind turbine plant in the Port.
According to the Port, these upgrade works will take 84 weeks from the moment the contract was signed.
The consortium will build two quayside berths in a linear distance of 400 metres from the current quay.
A 200-metre quay called “Jack-up” will be dedicated to vessel loading heavy components stored on the quayside, while a 200-metre “Lo-Lo” quay will serve for receiving and dispatching various components.
Also, the construction of the two berths includes work to reinforce the seabed of the Théophile Ducrocq basin.
The adaptation work – to be carried out by the consortium comprising Eiffage Génie Civil, ETMF, ETPO, NGE Fondations, and SDI – will increase the quay’s handling capacity to 25 tonnes per square metre to enable the handling of wind turbine blades that are almost 100 metres long and cargo that weighs 800 tonnes.