Bouygues enlists Arcadis for $750m Calais port extension

Dutch engineer Arcadis has been appointed lead engineer for a $750m extension of the Port of Calais by a joint venture led by Bouygues.

Arcadis will lead the engineering work and handle site supervision during construction, in a contract worth $22m.

The project involves the adding of a 3.3km-long breakwater to the port.

Phase one of the development includes three fully equipped ferry piers and a service berth for tugs.  

The terminal will be located on a 44ha site on reclaimed land that will be equipped for the relevant passenger and freight traffic facilities.

Luc Hellemans, chief executive of Arcadis France, said: "This is a tremendous project to work on. Calais is one of the busiest ports in Europe and this extension will enable it to meet its capacity demands for a long time to come.  

"We have worked on the development of Calais’ port for many years, so we are very much looking forward to being involved in developing this next generation port."   

Arcadis will work closely with the internal design department of the contractor DHI for physical model testing.

Arcadis’ contract will run until the end of 2020.

Arcadis was recently appointed to provide consultancy services for the Gold Line of the subway system in Doha, Qatar.

Image: The Port of Calais (Velvet/Wikimedia Commons)

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