River transportation and waterways

Inland waterway traffic is increasing at a fast rate, and this has driven various States to renovate their ageing installations and open up new waterways. Artelia works on the rehabilitation of numerous navigation canals and major new projects. For this purpose it is able to draw on a range of canal, dam and lock engineering skills and studies the various issues connected with approach currents and the operation of large-capacity locks. For the Seine-Nord Europe Canal, Artelia provided hydraulic and hydrogeological assistance to Voies Navigables de France (VNF).

Vives-Eaux reconstruction dam in Melun

Client : Voies Navigables de France (VNF), SNS/TVE
Country : France

Date : 2010 - 2015

Services :
  • Design services and construction supervision
  • G2 geotechnical study assignment
  • Supervision of works on-site

Master plan for the development and operation of the waterways of Cameroon

Client : Autorité Portuaire Nationale (APN)
Country : Cameroon

Date : 2012 - 2014

Services :
  • Analysis of context and assessment of existing waterway transport
  • Study of the potential of Cameroon's rivers for inland navigation
  • Identification of economic potential and traffic prospects for each watercourse and reach
  • Scenarios for developing navigable reaches and river ports
  • Economic profitability study of each navigable reach, and overall profitability study of the master plan
  • Waterways master plan: recommendations and action plan, ranking of priorities

Extension of the Grand Canal du Havre

Hydraulic impact
Client : Grand Port Maritime du Havre
Country : France

Date : 2007 - 2009

Services :
  • Numerical modelling of combined groundwater and surface flows, taking into account tide-induced fluctuations
  • Evaluation of hydraulic impacts on the aquifer resulting from extension of Le Havre canal
  • Proposal of accompanying measures: drainage canal to supply the aquifer
  • Assistance to GPMH with public consultation and debate processes

Seine Nord Europe Canal Project

Hydrogeological impact
Client : Voies Navigables de France (VNF)
Country : France

Date : 2008 - 2009

Services :
  • Summary of geological and hydrogeological context
  • Installation of piezometers
  • Dye tracing tests
  • 2D and 3D hydrogeological modelling of impacts of the future canal on the watertable
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