Driven by the progress of the construction sites of the Greater Paris Development Plan, HAROPA - Ports of Paris and the inland waterway industry are in working order. The investment plans are ambitious, the works schedule and project studies are increasing to develop new platforms from 2019 - 2020. The public investment by Ports of Paris totalled nearly €27 million in 2017.
Port Seine Métropole Ouest (PSMO) is a port project involving constructions over a hundred hectares, the design of which is ISO 14001 certified. Located in the plain of Achères (Yvelines, 78), this new generation port is being designed in consultation with the stakeholders in the surrounding region.
In 2017, exchanges focused on architectural and environmental requirements as well as future operating procedures. The participants in the consultation went to an existing port platform - Bonneuil-sur-Marne - to see in situ the issues involved in the relationship between the port and the surrounding region.
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After a phase of public consultation in 2016, the project to extend the port of Limay, an essential platform in the west of Paris, has entered a study phase involving more in-depth project management.
The eco-port project is located in the Chanteloup oxbow, 25 minutes from Paris. With a surface area of 34 ha, it provides a nearby river transport service for the Ecopôle Seine Aval business park. It was the subject of in-depth studies in 2017, but which were temporarily suspended because of a ruling by the Administrative Court of Versailles, rendered on 11 January 2018, cancelling the operating permit to develop an urban port in Triel-sur-Seine and the project declaration of the Ports of Paris Board of Directors. The Board appealed the decision.
In 2017, this project was the subject of a proposed improvement file to trigger the additional studies phase. A trajectography study was launched to define the use conditions of the dock area. A call for expressions of interest on the downstream part of the port was prepared for 2018 in order to identify the activities likely to take place on the predefined plots of land.
Completed in 2017, the rehabilitation of the Victor and Issy-les-Moulineaux ports has required several years of work to take into account the successive restructuring of leaseholds on the site (Lafarge 2013, Raboni and shared use wharf 2014, Unibéton 2015).
After the refurbishment of the quayage for the Port de la Conférence at the foot of the Alma Bridge in 2016, the second phase of work was completed in spring 2017. Performed during the low tourist season, the works had little impact on the activity of the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches.
The consolidation of the port of Debilly - located opposite the Eiffel Tower - began in the summer of 2017 and will continue in 2018. The works schedule was drafted in conjunction with the lessees of the site to minimize the impact on their activities.
The rehabilitation of the Javel-Bas Port is a global project for the urban integration of industrial activities. It proposes a new operation based on sharing uses in space and time and reconciles the development of inland waterways transport with the circulation of pedestrians and cyclists. The first phase (shared-use dock facilities and access ramp) to rehabilitate the industrial section of the Javel Bas port was completed in 2017. The second phase is already planned for 2018 to reorganize this mixed-purpose site hosting the economic activities of the port as well as areas open to the public.
The first multimodal platform in the Île-de-France region is continuing to develop and improve its service offering. The requalification of the land to the south and the areas adjoining the main road of the port will improve the fluidity of road traffic in particular.
Concerning the inland waterway, the creation of river facilities in support of projects for customers such as the Lafarge site has started. The building stock of the Port are also being rehabilitated with the B28 warehouse which has been equipped with photovoltaic panels on the roof.
Finally, as part of its ISO 14001 initiative, Gennevilliers has undertaken a continuous program to improve the quality of wastewater. After a first intervention in 2016, a wastewater monitoring study in 2017 yielded positive results. Work on the construction of a second lamellar settling tank in dock 3 has started (€1.2m) for delivery in 2018. It will be used to treat the water from the plots of land in the south.
Regenerating the Seine, the call for projects launched in 2016 by Paris City Hall, the Rouen-Normandy Metropolitan Authority, the Conurbation Community of Le Havre (CODAH) and HAROPA, finished in 2017 with the announcement of the winners on July 19 in Le Havre. Projects to occupy and transform 5 HAROPA - Ports of Paris sites were nominated: Paris, Ivry-sur-Seine, St. Denis, Alfortville and Bobigny. Among the winners, Moulin Seine, a highly innovative floating bakery project combining bakery products and river cruises.
HAROPA - Ports of Paris is actively involved in the sanitation works on the various ports and installations in order to guarantee the quality of the water of the Seine by eliminating any release in the river. Particular attention is being paid to limiting the impact on river navigation of the competitions and events of the Olympic Games organized on the Seine. The Olympics could give a new impetus to the development of urban logistics by the river.