Revitalising the Riviera of Senegal

Saly in Senegal used to be one of the most popular touristic hotspots of this West African country. Unfortunately, the coastal community suffered from rising sea levels and other negative effects of accelerated climate change.

To revitalise Saly’s fragile local economy and prevent flood damage, the World Bank financed a coastal protection scheme. Van Oord was selected to build groynes and detached breakwaters over a distance of 4.5 kilometres.

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Photo: Van Oord