Activity Report 2016


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Indian Ocean

48 GRAVITY

FOUNDATION PITS PREPARED FOR THE NEW

5,400 m

VIADUCT OF THE “NOUVELLE ROUTE DU LITTORAL”

Bernard Stevelinck

WORKING ON THE ‘PINOCCHIO’ AT THE “NOUVELLE ROUTE DU LITTORAL”
“This project to build a 13 km coastal road is a real challenge. The existing highway is dangerous because rocks from cliffs, which are eroding, regularly fall down onto the road below. And for the new road we are working with very hard material, including a lot of large boulders and stones, which is pretty rough on our equipment. We have to make sure the dredgers and ancillary equipment are carefully maintained continually, so we don’t have any downtime and can keep the project firmly on schedule.”

La Réunion

In La Réunion works continued for the construction of the “Nouvelle Route du Littoral”, a 13 km coastal road built on the ocean. Currently, a road highly exposed to falling rocks and erosion from nearby cliffs connects the two major cities on the island. The new road is being built to make transport more reliable and safe.

A major part of the coastal highway includes a 5,400 m offshore viaduct. Société de Dragage International (SDI) executes the dredging, gravel bed installation and backfilling works of 48 gravity-based foundations of the viaduct. Works will continue in 2017 with backhoe dredger ‘Pinocchio’.

Mauritius

Mauritius Ports Authority launched an extension project for the Mauritius Container Terminal to accommodate larger vessels and to handle an incremental increase in container traffic.
The scope of work for DEME includes dredging in various soil conditions, including rock. Works will be executed in 2017 by the heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredger ‘Ambiorix’, which is suitable to operate in heavy soil and rock conditions.

Maldives

Having signed the contract in August 2016, DEME returns to the Maldives in 2017 for major land reclamation works at Emboodhoo Lagoon, located in the South Male Atoll. Ten islands will be reclaimed to develop a highend, integrated resort. The new contract in the Maldives demonstrates DEME’s long established reputation as a reliable and efficient partner to tackle even the most complex and technically challenging projects around the region. Special care is being taken to preserve the environment and especially the coral reefs around the site so that Mother Nature is safeguarded in all her splendour for future generations to come.