As one of the world’s top ten maritime engineering firms, Artelia helps to build and adapt port facilities of all types.


Whether for trade, industry, cruising or recreation, the use of the sea to transport goods and passengers has grown constantly over the decades. Artelia supports this growth by contributing to the creation, extension or rehabilitation of the various types of port infrastructure.
We have acquired solid expertise in the planning and design of functional commercial, industrial, ore carrier and cruise terminals, drawing on a range of sophisticated tools to optimise operations. These complex facilities require multi-faceted skills in many fields such as maritime hydraulics, shiphandling, traffic, mooring, stability, dredging, and geotechnical and civil engineering. For such projects our teams tap into their vast experience in maritime and port engineering and the design of breakwaters, specialised quays, onshore port facilities and developments, stations and specialised buildings.

Artelia is also developing specific expertise in developing smart, green “ports of the future”, enhancing their energy and operational efficiency, incorporating new digital technologies, and factoring in climate change and biodiversity conservation.
We are at the forefront in the study and design of maritime protection structures such as breakwaters of all types, caisson structures, piers and jetties. Through our subsidiary CLI, we have revolutionised coastal defence techniques over the decades, by introducing a series of efficient, economical and resilient single-layer armouring units (the ACCROPODE™, ECOPODE™ and ACCROBERM™). Along with another subsidiary, Olav Olsen, our Group is pioneering the design of cutting-edge fixed or floating caisson structures. These developments are the result of continuous and ongoing R&D. We hence propose a broad portfolio of reliable and economical solutions tailored to protecting the most exposed maritime structures and facilities.

We are also responding to the growing popularity of pleasure boating by contributing to port and marina projects, in some cases accommodating yachts and large vessels of various types. The urban, landscaping and architectural integration of these facilities are aspects to which we pay close attention, as is their environmental quality.

Thanks to our hydraulics laboratory, our numerical simulation capabilities and our study centre Port Revel, which is now a shiphandling training centre of international repute, we have unrivalled facilities to address the needs of today’s growing maritime traffic. We harness them to improve the design and performance of ports and terminals, optimise dredging operations, and ensure the safety of port access channels, ship manoeuvres, and ship behaviour at berth.


Advanced industrial facilities

Nong Fab LNG import terminal

A facility to strengthen Thailand's capacity to import liquefied natural...
Energy transition

Pointe des grives smartgrid programme

Supporting the Grand Port Maritime de La Martinique (GPMLM) in its energy...
Multimodal mobility

Extension and modernisation of Port-La-Nouvelle harbour

Increasing significantly the appeal to a French commercial port through a major...