Numéro : 2403 - Year : 2002
Condamine harbour extension
René BOUCHET, Conseiller Technique auprès du Département des Travaux Publics et des Affaires Sociales de la Principauté de Monaco.
Due to the important waterdepths, the bad nature of soils, the concerns of the PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO about maritime environment, a new type of ecologic and economic breakwater has been carried out. Known as "mur d'eau fixe", it is now being implemented to protect and enlarge the old Condamine harbour.
The works are based on large prestressed concrete caissons, precasted in dry docks towed afterwards . to MONACO. A special attention has been paid to the durability of concrete and differences between natural phenomenon and representation given by models.