"The design adequacy, a key requirement for a successful project"
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The design adequacy, a key requirement
for a successful project
In Design and Construction contract, there is... Design! As construction works are fully under way and the mid-point has been reached, one might think everything regarding Calais Port 2015 project is now only a question of methods, planning, coordination and execution of the works.
However, on many subjects, and not the least, detailed design choices are still discussed between the Project Company and its advisors, the Concessionaire and the Design and Construction Joint Venture. This is particularly true for the buildings whose early works are only expected in spring 2019, but also for the electrical and computer networks, the P11 and P12 ferry berths, linkspans for vehicles and passenger gangways or for the future port signage.
Teams for each entity have invested a lot in the development of detailed pre-projects so-called APD “Avant-Projets Détaillés”, some have sometimes been the subject of heated debates but have so far always resulted in a balance point satisfactory to all parties.
The worksite success depends on this phase which should allow the teams to carry out the works under good conditions to have equipment as desired by the port's customers.

I wish you all a good reading of the latest news of the project until the good weather comes

Laurent Devulder
Chief Executive Officer
Société des Ports du Détroit
Work progress updated
A visual point on Calais Port 2015 works progress, available in each newsletter, with the BIM.
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P10 ferry berth
work progress

Piles, ripraps and soon tops, beams, pre-slabs...
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A workshop on site to produce prefabricated element
Many concrete elements for engineering structures, P10 ... are now prefabricated on site.
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A little technique
P11 / P12 ferry berth has a “finger pier” dock design allowing ships docking on either side of the infrastructure
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What's at stake
A label, ISO 14 001 and ISO 50 001 certifications, an Environmental Management System... objectives, evaluations and resources for an environmentally friendly site.
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In the next issue:
The future port's traffic plan
Work progress of engineering structures
V-Sol® concrete slabs, so-called scales
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