First caisson placed at sea on GTA

Infrastructures Division

The project team of Eiffage Génie Civil Marine have safely completed successful installation of the first (of 21), concrete caisson (16 200t) on Saturday July 3rd 2021 at 9:50 pm GMT on the border between Mauritania and Senegal at 10 km offshore.

After the extension of Monaco in 2019 and 2020 for Mareterra ( 18 caissons), Eiffage Génie Civil Marine demonstrates once again its deep expertise in completing this delicate offshore installation manoeuvre in open sea. The success of this milestone fully illustrates the 6 core values of the Eiffage group: leadership by example, courage,  responsibility, trust, transparency, lucidity.
With the production and installation of the quarry materials that form the base of the breakwater from Mauritania, and the construction and load out of 5 concrete caissons in Senegal, Eiffage Génie Civil Marine has demonstrated its innovative and skilled methods of construction.
Congratulations to the project team led by Antoine Bidault with Dimitri Carliez managing the offshore operations.

Photo Credit : Eiffage Génie Civil