To increase container traffic, the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille has entrusted the consortium led by Soletanche Bachy France with the construction of a new 240 m long quay with a 17 m draught at Fos-sur-Mer. Work began in April 2018 with the construction of a breakwater, which was then consolidated by vibrocompaction by Soletanche Bachy’s sister company Menard. Soletanche Bachy then started on the diaphragm walls, followed by the civil engineering works, with the installation of a 240m-long quay girder after dewatering.
Operations then continued: anchoring, earthworks, construction of the piles supporting the beam, reinforcement, concreting and installation of equipment. The platform was successfully delivered in September 2020. Numerous environmental measures have been implemented to protect the shellfish farms, including the installation of a suspended matter barrier and daily turbidimeter measurements.