At a time when new fleets, made up of larger vessels, are coming into being, the host infrastructures have to adapt by offering deeper draught shipping lanes and wharves equipped accordingly. The major development and modernization works of HAROPA - Port de Rouen, which started in 2012, continued in 2017 in order to optimize the port's offering and the quality of its services while respecting the environment of the area.
In 2017, the projet to improve the shipping lanes of HAROPA - Port of Rouen continued mainly with a series of dredging works operated by the Jean Ango dredge, on the Courval - Duclair and Duclair - Rouen sectors, areas of the shipping channel including pipe-laying under the river, and on the dry dock of the future Radicatel control station. The 4th and last dredging contract to deepen the Courval - Rouen sector was signed.
2017 was a particularly active year in terms of the re-purposing of dredged sediments by the construction and civil engineering industry. 322,814 tonnes were recovered from the five transit facilities of the Port of Rouen classified for environmental protection (ICPE): Honfleur, Port-Jerome, Saint-Wandrille, Yainville and Moulineaux.
HAROPA - Port of Rouen, in partnership with Sénalia, the operator of the terminal, have carried out vast modernization of the grain terminal to bring it into line with the gauge of the deepened channel. The work began in 2017 with the consolidation of the wharf and the deepening of the dry dock.
Work on the ecological restoration of the Lillebonne and Sahurs sites began in 2017. The two sites have been radically transformed, to enable reconnection for fauna with the Seine, with the creation of estuarine habitats and wetlands, conducive to the development of biodiversity.
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An educational exhibition on maintenance dredging and sediment management was organized during the Rouen Trade Fair in March 2017. For further information, please click here
In July 2017, a framework cooperation agreement was signed in Rouen between the two ports. Its signature should quickly result in increased cooperation, both in the technical, industrial and commercial fields, but also in personnel training, access for shipping and infrastructure development. Partners since 1999, the two ports work in synergy to improve the competitiveness of the port of Douala, the major estuary port in Cameroon.