Weather
24 ° C
24°C
16°C
Sunny
Breaking News

0 Covid cases 26 Sep, 3 hospitalised, 2 in ICU, 10 home monitored, 3,242 recoveries, 35 deaths, 36 incidence rate, 77% eligible population vaccinated

Land extension works moving ahead

Land extension works moving ahead

By Stephanie Horsman - June 2, 2020

The land extension project is moving full steam ahead this month and will see a number of giant leaps towards making the dream a reality.

After a Spring plagued with work stoppages due to the coronavirus pandemic, things are humming along once again on Monaco’s land extension construction site.

The operations will be switching from a maritime based set-up to a land based one. This is in conjunction with the near-completion of the soil treatment operations which have been taking place.

A method called vibrocompaction, where 50-metre-long needles were inserted into the ground and made to vibrate, stabilised nearly all of the embankment at the end of May. Only a small portion is left to be done, a site in front of the Grimaldi Forum, which will be taken care of in August.

Another technique being implemented in July is called jet-grouting, injecting a cement and soil mixture into the ground to further stabilise it.

Additionally, the connection between the last caisson and the coast is being completed on the Larvotto side, taking the project one step closer to completion, though the builders on site are reminding people that the water level is lower in this zone, so there will be a temporary and normal gap in this area.

The area will eventually be filled with five-by-four metre quay blocks with a total volume of 90 cubic meters. 48 of the blocks were manufactured at a location in Marseille, and another 14 were poured in Monaco on site.  

From this week, the barge will be installing the last riprap in a process that will take until the end of August. Soon after, roughly 2,500 ten to fifteen tonne blocks will be place underneath the site.

Photo: Design plan of the land extension, Bouygues Construction

 

 

shares
SHARE
Previous articlePrincely family inaugurates new Casino Square
Next articleReal-time map shows open borders

daily

September 27, 2021 | Local News

SBM looks ahead after dismal financial year

Cassandra Tanti

Despite a 46% drop in turnover for the 2020/21 financial year, SBM Monte-Carlo has revealed an exciting new expansion plan for the famed Café de Paris in the Casino Square.

0
Stephanie Horsman

The Yacht Club was the final scene in a series of exclusive events last week that featured two NASA astronauts and showcased the world’s first commercial space station.

0
September 27, 2021 | Local News

Leclerc starts Russian GP in back of the pack

Cassandra Tanti

Leclerc had a rollercoaster race at the Russian GP, with pole position near the back end of beyond, treacherous rains, and an inability to change tyres during an early pit stop.

0
September 27, 2021 | Local News

ASM come from behind to win comfortably

Stephanie Horsman

Monaco overcame an early setback against the newly-promoted Clermont Foot to secure a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.

0