Strukton Immersion Projects to design and perform habitat construction at port of Monaco

23 October 2015

UTRECHT, 22 October 2015 – Strukton Immersion Projects has won the contract for the design and realisation of a habitat construction on behalf of the maintenance of the floating jetty (Quai Ranier III) in the Port of Monaco (La Condamine). The contract was awarded by the Monaco Public Works Office and will be performed in the summer of 2016. Strukton cooperates with NFM Technologies from Lyon on behalf of this project

Quai Rainier 4 

The Quai Ranier III was built at the start of this millennium. The floating jetty doubles the capacity of the Port of Monaco and enables large yachts and vessels to enter the port. The jetty accommodates a car garage for 600 vehicles and serves as a breakwater allowing safe entry for yachts and vessels. The ball-and-socket joint connecting the floating jetty to the quay needs its ten-yearly maintenance.

With its many years of experience with technical underwater issues, Strukton Immersion Projects has been able to offer a solution guaranteeing the safety of the people performing the maintenance of the ball-and-socket joint. The habitat developed for this aim is equipped with inflatable seals repelling the water in dynamic circumstances. The seals have been developed together with Trelleborg. The traffic on and around the jetty will remain possible during the project and the shipping and cruise terminal will not be affected.

“Our extensive experience with immersing tunnel elements, enabling tunnel repair works by developing habitats and cofferdam constructions all comes together in this project. Our solution was tailor-made for the customer to prevent obstruction to the end users and make safety prevail. We will be able to extend our technological knowledge about habitats and underwater work.”

Peter van Westendorp, Senior Project Manager