4.2 km of quays and 10 berths were just part of the Port 2000 project that raised the container capacity of the port of Le Havre to six million TEU and made it one of Europe’s leading ports.
The project was carried out between 2001 and 2010 in two phases. In the first, Soletanche Bachy France won the general contract to commission the outer quay, a complex of four berths with a linear length of 1,602 metres protected by a new breakwater.
In the second phase, a joint venture led by Soletanche Bachy France built six additional berths with a combined length of 2,130 linear metres in three works packages.
The project involved the wide range of works required to build such structures: foundations, dewatering, earthworks, dredging, civil engineering, anchor walls and tie rods and installation of gantry equipment and tracks.