Pascal GUILLAUME, Grand Port Maritime de Marseille
Afra KHODABAKHSHI, Vestfold University College
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1. THE PORT OF ROUEN:
A PRESENTATION

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22 million of consumers within a
radius of 200 km

The centre of a production area for
grain, 60% of the french production...
Between Le Havre and Paris, 4 port areas along
120 km of Seine River

2010: 26.7 million tons and 3400 vessels
First Europ...
1.1 Economical aspects
(million tons)

2010

2015

2020

Liquid products in bulk

12.47

11.90

12.00

Solid products in b...
Prospects

33.8 Mt

23.3 Mt

21.7 Mt

12
11,6

9,8
1,9
2009

12.1Mt

Liquids in bulk

9,6
Solids in bulk

17,6

General ca...
1.2 Navigation on the Seine River

High water

Low water

Tidal range in the estuary

Tidal range in Rouen
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Water depths along the river
High water

Rouen
Estuary

Low water

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The bottom of the river

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1.3 Bulk carriers in Rouen
 Handysize: 15,000 to 43,000 DWT, draught till 11 meters
 Handymax: 43,000 to 60,000 DWT, dra...
2. THE DREDGING PROJECT

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2.1. The dredging process
Level the bottom for 1 meter draught more
Average 40 cm, maximum 1 m, on 17 % of the river

Dred...
Dredging areas
Estuary

Inner River

Dredging areas
3 million m³

3 million m³

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Increase the port facilities capacities
Depths must be increased alongside quays for bulk
cargos
Before

After

QUAY

BERT...
Increase the size of the turning area
Fit the area for 245 m length vessels

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Dredging techniques
Underway suction dredger:
Breughel: 11,000 m³

Artevelde: 5,600 m³

Autonomous
Works 24h / day and 7 d...
Dredging techniques
Dipper dredger and Stationary disintegrator dredger

Useful for hard material (grainy or cemented)
Nee...
2.2 Environnemental issues
 Nature conservation
Protected area
Natura 2000 area
Seine – Sea

Regional Natural Park

8th I...
Restoration and renaturation of the banks

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 Sediments
 Marine sediments in the estuary:
 Sands: 2.5 million m³

immersed into the sea

 Inner part of the river:
...
Immersion zone, drop areas and gravel pits

Immersion zone

Drop areas

Gravel pits

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Dredger

Drop areas

Discharge

Casier

décantation
Casier

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Gravel pit

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 Environnemental impact

Studies show that there is no significant impact on:
 Banks
 Protected areas
 Ground water

...
Banks
The fairway is 40 to 190 m
from the banks

Dredging area

Right bank

Left bank
Fairway

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Average of wave heights / draught

Wave
heights
in cm

Draughts in metres
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2.3 Public communication

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The objectives of the public consultation are:
1) Allow everyone to learn and understand issues and

characteristics of th...
3. THE ROLE OF THE HARBOURMASTER
IN THE DESIGN AND THE PROCESS
 Before the project: statement of the problem
 During the...
3.1 Statement of the problem
The harbourmaster is in the forefront managing the
problems due to insufficient available dra...
3.2 Consulting and project evaluation
 Interface between terminal operators and port

management
 Nautical advisor
 Fac...
3.3 Support during the project realization
Harbourmaster manages navigation safety on the river:
- presence of dredgers in...
3.4 Adaptation to the new configuration of
the fairway
 Time windows for entering and leaving the port will

change
 New...
4. CONCLUSION
 The dredging project will give to the port of Rouen the

oppportunity to perpetuate its development
 It w...
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Pascal Guillaume, Projects Manager, Harbourmaster Department, Port of Marseille, France and Afra Khodabakhshi, Postgraduate Student, Maritime Commercial Management, Vestfold University College, Norway delivered this presentation at the 2012 International Harbour Masters Congress – Global Port and Marine Operations in Ireland. The Congress provides a unique forum in which formal Association meetings are combined with a conference and an exhibition - displaying equipment, services and technical developments from throughout the port and harbour sector. The event is held biennially and will next take place on 26-30 May 2014 in Bruges – Ghent, Belgium. Addressing the theme, ‘Safe and smooth access to ports: A challenge’, the 9th IHMA Congress in Belgium will showcase technical and operational breakthroughs together with international case studies on the development and management of modern port and marine operations across the globe. For more information about the congress, please visit the event website: http://www.globalportoperations.com

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Pascal Guillaume & Afra Khodabakhshi: Port of Rouen access improvement: A necessity for the port in order to have a future

  1. 1. Pascal GUILLAUME, Grand Port Maritime de Marseille Afra KHODABAKHSHI, Vestfold University College 8th IHMA Congress – 14/18 may 2012 – Cork, Ireland
  2. 2. 1. THE PORT OF ROUEN: A PRESENTATION 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  3. 3. 22 million of consumers within a radius of 200 km The centre of a production area for grain, 60% of the french production of wheat and barley 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  4. 4. Between Le Havre and Paris, 4 port areas along 120 km of Seine River 2010: 26.7 million tons and 3400 vessels First European port for grain export: 9.045 million metric tons in 2010 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  5. 5. 1.1 Economical aspects (million tons) 2010 2015 2020 Liquid products in bulk 12.47 11.90 12.00 Solid products in bulk 12.11 12.55 17.65 General cargo 2.10 2.00 2.25 TOTAL 26.7 28.0 33.8 The Strategic Project for the port:  Dynamize port activities on the Seine river  Privilege sustainable development Modernize port management and structure 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  6. 6. Prospects 33.8 Mt 23.3 Mt 21.7 Mt 12 11,6 9,8 1,9 2009 12.1Mt Liquids in bulk 9,6 Solids in bulk 17,6 General cargo 2,3 8,7 1,5 2020 With the dredging project 2020 Without project 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  7. 7. 1.2 Navigation on the Seine River High water Low water Tidal range in the estuary Tidal range in Rouen 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  8. 8. Water depths along the river High water Rouen Estuary Low water 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  9. 9. The bottom of the river 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  10. 10. 1.3 Bulk carriers in Rouen  Handysize: 15,000 to 43,000 DWT, draught till 11 meters  Handymax: 43,000 to 60,000 DWT, draught 11 to 12.50 meters  Panamax: 60,000 to 80,000 DWT Handysize Handymax Panamax 5 last years (average) 82 % 3% 15 % 2018 (prospect) 58 % 32 % 10 % Vessels loading grain in port of Rouen 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  11. 11. 2. THE DREDGING PROJECT 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  12. 12. 2.1. The dredging process Level the bottom for 1 meter draught more Average 40 cm, maximum 1 m, on 17 % of the river Dredging areas Future level for navigation Bottom of the fairway Volume of material to dredge: 6 million m³ 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  13. 13. Dredging areas Estuary Inner River Dredging areas 3 million m³ 3 million m³ 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  14. 14. Increase the port facilities capacities Depths must be increased alongside quays for bulk cargos Before After QUAY BERTH BOTTOM QUAY FAIRWAY BERTH BOTTOM FAIRWAY 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  15. 15. Increase the size of the turning area Fit the area for 245 m length vessels 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  16. 16. Dredging techniques Underway suction dredger: Breughel: 11,000 m³ Artevelde: 5,600 m³ Autonomous Works 24h / day and 7 days / week 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  17. 17. Dredging techniques Dipper dredger and Stationary disintegrator dredger Useful for hard material (grainy or cemented) Needs scows or barges for evacuation Noisy: works onky between 7 am to 10 pm 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  18. 18. 2.2 Environnemental issues  Nature conservation Protected area Natura 2000 area Seine – Sea Regional Natural Park 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  19. 19. Restoration and renaturation of the banks 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  20. 20.  Sediments  Marine sediments in the estuary:  Sands: 2.5 million m³ immersed into the sea  Inner part of the river:  Sandy materials: 3.5 million m³  Silty materials: 1.5 million m³  Sand and gravels  Finer sand  Clay manufacture building material backfill filling water bodies of old quarries 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  21. 21. Immersion zone, drop areas and gravel pits Immersion zone Drop areas Gravel pits 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  22. 22. Dredger Drop areas Discharge Casier décantation Casier 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  23. 23. Gravel pit 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  24. 24.  Environnemental impact Studies show that there is no significant impact on:  Banks  Protected areas  Ground water  Current  Quantity of sediments to dredge for maintenance  Tide levels 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  25. 25. Banks The fairway is 40 to 190 m from the banks Dredging area Right bank Left bank Fairway 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  26. 26. Average of wave heights / draught Wave heights in cm Draughts in metres 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  27. 27. 2.3 Public communication 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  28. 28. The objectives of the public consultation are: 1) Allow everyone to learn and understand issues and characteristics of the project 2) Promote the expression of opinions and viewpoints 3) Understand the concerns and expectations of the participants 4) Draw useful lessons of the project 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  29. 29. 3. THE ROLE OF THE HARBOURMASTER IN THE DESIGN AND THE PROCESS  Before the project: statement of the problem  During the studies: consulting and project evaluation  During the realization of the project: support  After te realization of the project: adaptation to the new configuration of the fairway 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  30. 30. 3.1 Statement of the problem The harbourmaster is in the forefront managing the problems due to insufficient available draught: - concentration of traffic in a small time window - availabilty of tugs - risks for navigation safety: crossings, poor ukc… - claims of ships’ captains Consequencies: - Lay-by berths, waiting times, delays, extracharges… 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  31. 31. 3.2 Consulting and project evaluation  Interface between terminal operators and port management  Nautical advisor  Facilitator in the conduct of the project  Believable voice during the public communication 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  32. 32. 3.3 Support during the project realization Harbourmaster manages navigation safety on the river: - presence of dredgers in the fairway - explosions - soundings on a regular basis - communication about dredging works to established continuously on the river The VTS has a key role in the dredging in progress 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  33. 33. 3.4 Adaptation to the new configuration of the fairway  Time windows for entering and leaving the port will change  New procedures for traffic regulation are required  Accurate soundings follow up must be done for keeping the new draughts  Safety berths must be available along the river for vessels with new maximum draught  A reflexion must already be done for the adaptation of the port to the vessels of the future 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
  34. 34. 4. CONCLUSION  The dredging project will give to the port of Rouen the oppportunity to perpetuate its development  It will permit to: - reduce maritime transport costs - reduce logistic chain costs - increase number of employments in the port area - reduce the environmental impact of transport  In this challenge the role of the harbourmaster is essential, from the beginning to the end of the project. 8th IHMA Congress - 14/18 may 2012 - Cork, Ireland
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