Alkion Le Havre
A giant tank farm at the cutting edge of security
CONTEXT & ISSUES
Alkion operates nine bulk liquid storage terminals in five countries (France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands). In France, the company is particularly active in the port of Le Havre, where it has created a vast logistics platform. Over an area of 40 ha, 26 storage tanks, ranging from 500 to 3,000 m³, have been built, providing a total capacity of over 33,000 m³. The tanks were reinforced with specialized materials, improving their impermeability. A series of facilities were also built to link the tanks to the maritime, rail and road infrastructures used to receive and ship the stored substances.
Artelia carried out the detailed design for the entire project. Our teams also provided procurement assistance and works supervision. The project drew on the Group’s wide range of skills in processes, piping, electrical engineering, boiler making, civil engineering and structural steelwork.
Photo credits: Armel Istin