River and maritime transport, waterways
River transport and waterways
Inland waterway traffic is increasing at a fast rate, and this has driven various States to renovate their ageing installations and open up new waterways. Artelia works on the rehabilitation of numerous navigation canals and major new projects. For this purpose it is able to draw on a range of canal, dam and lock engineering skills and studies the various issues connected with approach currents and the operation of large-capacity locks.
Artelia has first-rank expertise in the maritime field and is an important player in helping to redistribute maritime exchanges. Artelia is involved from the earliest stages as consultant in planning maritime transport, optimising infrastructure through the use of powerful traffic simulation tools, and developing ports. It designs and helps with the construction of commercial ports and industrial terminals all over the world. Artelia also contributes to maritime safety by training pilots and captains in shiphandling in confined waters at its Port Revel centre.
The first objective for VNF is to develop a tool adapted to the sustainable management of its network: this tool must provide sufficient data on the state of its structures and thereby enable it to plan and optimise its maintenance policy by ranking the measures to be taken by order of priority.
Burundi is a landlocked country that has no access to the sea, whose only port is that of Bujumbura, located on the north shore of lake Tanganyika.
In order to complete its strategy for developing the transport sector in Cameroon, with a view to contributing to national growth and opening up some of the country's more isolated areas, the national port authority (APN) wished to draw up a strategy for promoting inland navigation.