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Monaco : Offshore urbanization project

 

For a new land reclamation project in Monaco (tender phase), IMDC provided consultancy services related to offshore geotechnical aspects, dredging equipment, dredging operations and reclamation. In more detail IMDC was responsible for the following phases:

Data collection

The following data was collected in order to use for the hydrodynamic modeling :

  • Bathymetry
  • Tides
  • Current
  • Wind (buoy measurements and remotely sensed fields)
  • Storm depression pressure fields
  • Waves (buoy measurements)

Hydrodynamic modelling

With the MIKE21 FM (Flexible Mesh) software a 2D-hydrodynamic model of the coast of Monaco has been established.The purpose of the model was to gain insight in the currents occurring near the shoreline of Monaco in the present situation as well as after construction of the land reclamation between the beach 'Plage du Larvotto' and 'Port Hercule', Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Detailed dredging study

Evaluation of best suitable dredging and reclamation methods and equipment to be used, including production estimates (time shedule) and cost estimates for the most suitable solution, evaluation of environmental impacts of dredging & reclamation and propositions for mitigating measures.

Tender documents

Drawing up of the technical specifications for the dredging and reclamation works implied by the project.

Contact us

For more information about this project, contact:

dredging@imdc.be