La Grande-Motte, a thriving seaside resort, has undertaken to expand its marina and surrounding urban area as a route to securing its future prosperity.
Marinas, commercial and cruise ports
The increasing popularity of pleasure boating in recent years has resulted in overcrowded harbours, a situation which public and private authorities are striving to rectify. Artelia uses its experience in this field to create, extend or rehabilitate all types of marina, including their land-based and maritime infrastructure, paying particular attention to architectural integration, landscaping and environmental quality. Artelia’s expertise also covers the long-distance cruising sector and facilities for large yachts and ships.
Commercial ports have become complex installations, where numerous issues such as protection, shiphandling, traffic, mooring, stability and dredging converge. To ensure efficient operation, Artelia calls on its planning and design experts, who use powerful port operation optimisation tools and draw on their experience of building, extending and rehabilitating breakwaters, specialised quays, and RoRo and ferry terminals.
The growing popularity of cruises and the ever more stringent requirements of cruise operators mean that dedicated infrastructure is increasingly required in ports.
Artelia has been awarded a new maritime engineering contract in the framework of the La Mer development in Dubai.
The regional, departmental and intermunicipal authorities have decided to commission a project to extend installations at Port-La-Nouvelle, the study of which had been launched in 2012.