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Works starts on Monaco offshore extension

Monaco extnsion v2

Bouygues has started work on an offshore extension that will provide 6ha of extra space for the microstate.

The €1bn (£840M) project uses 18 trapezoid shaped reinforced concrete caissons – each 26m tall and weighing 10,000t. These precast units are fitted with absorption chambers, and will protect the project’s exposed areas from swells.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to take part in the development of the Principality of Monaco by way of this new land reclamation project which will create 6ha of habitable space, meeting the highest ambitions with respect to sustainable development and environmental protection,” said Philippe Bonnave, chairman and chief executive of Bouygues Construction. 

Monaco  Extension

Monaco extension first phase

Source: Bouygues

The project must avoid a nearby coral reef.

The project includes an extension to the Grimaldi Forum conference centre, a marina, housing, a public car park and a planted walkway running past a Japanese Garden.

The Larvotto nature reserve and Spélugues coral reef are close to the project, and Bouygues intends to pay attention to biodiversity and environmental protection while the work is underway. 

Monaco extension  Bouygues

Monaco extension filled

Source: Bouygues

The project will use 18 trapezoid reinforced concrete caissons.

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