In an area classified as Natura 2000, this landfill counts, over more than one kilometer of beach, around 400,000 tonnes of waste, of which 3,000 m³ will be sorted during our three-month test site.
Since the beginning of the summer, our teams have delivered by barge the machinery necessary for the intervention and installed the sorting tables and platforms as well as the storage basins. This involves experimenting with sorting techniques, soil surveys - to assess the composition of the landfill, the level of pollution and the nature of the soil -, as well as geophysical measurements, in order, ultimately, to evacuate , to the appropriate processing channels, these first 3,000 m³ of materials - in particular plastics, wood, scrap metal, etc.
In addition, ecological monitoring is planned during and after the site, in order to measure its impact on biodiversity.
This test site is part of the Territorial Pact for the ecological and industrial transition of the territory of the Le Havre Seine Métropole urban community. In the amount of € 900,000, it receives funding from the State, the Normandy Region - through the IDEE Innovation scheme, the Le Havre Seine Métropole urban community and the City of Le Havre.
"This is a complex project, which has never been carried out elsewhere, but which we are determined to carry out with the help of our partners in order to eradicate this source of pollution for the marine environment" declared Edouard Philippe.
For Eiffage Génie Civil, this is a great opportunity to demonstrate its expertise in earthworks and pollution control.