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Project of the century

Ports

Kvaerner's choice: Mulberry Harbours

Mulberry Harbours - the UK construction industry's first joint venture - and an engineering triumph. All major construction companies pooled resources to lay 146 Phoenix caissons, 600,000t of concrete with 33 jetties and 16km of floating roadways which were all towed across the Channel at 6km/h for the Normandy landings in 1944. Remnants of these artificial harbours can still be seen at Arromanches.

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