Marseille Fos, France (PortSEurope) June 30, 2017 – If weather conditions are favourable, the extension of the sea wave breaker (jetty) at French port Marseille Fos must be completed by early August.
This extension is made by means of two concrete cylindrical caissons (the first in the axis and the second with an angle of 20 degrees to the West), the caissons emerging five metres above sea level. A transitional rectangular caisson that links the current end of the wave breaker (jetty) to the cylindrical caissons, was installed at the end of June.
The extension of the wave breaker follows a 50 metre reduction of the Mourepiane wave breaker in 2015 and the levelling of the Saumaty wave breaker in 2016.
The three projects, with a total cost of €35 million ($39.9 million), are aimed at facilitating the reception of the largest passenger ships even in bad weather conditions. The port of Marseille received 1.6 million passengers in 2016, a record year-on-year increase of 9%.
Source: Mer et Marine
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