Bird Island construction – expansion of Port 2000 Le Havre

Lessons Learned

  • The port extension was put into use in March 2006, and so were the beaches and the bird island. First observations suggest that the bird island is fulfilling its functions.
  • With well thought-out planning and engineering, this harbour extension project did not only minimize environmental impact during construction, but even enhanced environmental values while implementing commercial infrastructure.
  • By combining available resources and making clever use of the prevailing conditions it is possible to achieve sustainable infrastructure and nature development with limited effort.