Seaports infrastructure

 
Dyke at the port of Le Havre-Antifer
Dyke at the port of Le Havre-Antifer
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The infrastructures which are specific to seaports are the works which :

  • ensure the protection of internal areas of water against choppiness coming from the waves,
  • permit the berthing and mooring of vessels,
  • permit the transit of vessels between areas of water of different levels
  • serve for the construction and repair of vessels.

These specific projects are :

  • Dykes which ensure the protection of internal areas of water against choppiness coming from the waves,
  • Quays, landing-stage or Ducs d’Albe, which permit the berthing and mooring of the vessels,
  • Simple or chamber locks which allow the transit of vessels between areas of water of different levels,
  • Dry docks and slipways which serve for the construction and repair of vessels.

Other infrastructures (terrepleins, highways, railways, waterways etc) are similar to those used elsewhere in Civil Engineering

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Port de Monaco
Published on 13 February 2008
 
 
 
 
Quay at Port 2000
Published on 13 February 2008
 
Ducs d’Albe
Published on 13 February 2008