Project Description

Menard understands the key challenges of port and airport projects and can deliver adapted ground improvement solutions all over the world.

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Your challenges

The land available on riverbanks and coasts on which port and airport infrastructures are built, can often consist of compressible terrains which are saturated with water. Given the large surface areas (several hectares in many cases) which are generally required, lands for ports and airports platforms are often reclaimed from the sea by means of hydraulic or terrestrial backfill. Cost-effective ground treatment techniques are very commonly used to treat such sites.

Our solutions

Ground improvement works make it possible to accelerate sub-soil consolidation and thus ensure low residual settlement during operation of the infrastructures. Intensive treatment of the fill / reclamation materials result in an improved bearing capacity and a reduction of load on quay walls. In cases of strong seismic loading, the treatment can include measures to reduce or mitigate the risk of liquefaction. This type of project calls for the use of substantial resources to treat large surface areas within a relatively short period of time.


Ports / Container terminals / Bulk terminals

Caissons, combiwall, cofferdams, piers, container terminals, bulk terminals


Canals / Dykes / River ports

Dykes, sluices, locks, dams, river ports, barge terminals


Airports

Runways, taxiways, airport aprons, terminal buildings


Polders

Man made fill, reclamation, polders

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Canals / Dykes / River ports

  • Dykes,
  • Sluices,
  • Locks,
  • Dams,
  • River ports,
  • Barge terminals

Ports / Container terminals / Bulk terminals

  • Caissons,
  • Combiwall,
  • Cofferdams,
  • Piers,
  • Container terminals,
  • Bulk terminals

Airports

  • Runways,
  • Taxiways,
  • Airport aprons,
  • Terminal buildings

Polders

  • Man made fill,
  • Reclamation,
  • Polders

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