IMPROVING SITE ACCESS AND ERGONOMICS
Developments at Port Haliguen Quiberon
The entrance to the West basin will be enlarged to make it easier to enter the marina and boat berths will be made larger. This new space organization will create a connection with and enhance the old harbour.
The project involves considerable dredging works.
Access to the marina and its activities will be resized and parking spaces optimized so that there will be additional parking.
The shops and services closest to the old harbour will be given a real architectural identity. The approach to Port Haliguen and the square will be redeveloped to make the site more convivial. There will be a pleasant walk along the quays.
All these landscape developments, designed for pedestrians and cyclists, will improve the connection with the town centre of Quiberon. The users will have a pedestrian path leading to the beach.
The quayside areas will be extended and walkers will enjoy a dedicated open space where they can look out to sea and watch boats.
MODERNITY COMBINED WITH THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE OLD PORT
New port installations (pontoons, piers, quays, etc.) will offer boats safe harbour.
A new floating dock will be created to include the old harbour, to draw people to this attractive centre on the Quiberon peninsula. Aside from offering marina services for numerous pleasure craft, the port will also offer moorings to heritage craft under the watchful eye of the Maison du Phare (Lighthouse centre).
Port Haliguen Quiberon will be a vibrant centre; a melting pot of sailors, people who work at sea, walkers, artists and shop owners.
The dredging work will be spread out over 10 years, with the first phase removing 55,000 m3 of sediment. This will be followed by regular maintenance dredging.
What happens to the sediment?
The dredged sediment will be condensed at the heart of storage containers which will be used as backfill and landfill in the development of the port site.
A closer look at the hydraulic dredging
Dredging will chiefly use hydraulic techniques. The sediment will be sucked into a pipe and then transported directly to the storage containers. This technique was chosen to limit environmental pollution as well as to reduce the noise and visual inconveniences.
Reducing the discomfort of users and local residents during the developments
Most of the materials needed for the new developments will be transported by sea to avoid overloading the road infrastructure and creating excess traffic on site. The most significant work will be carried out from October to June. This is a quieter period for the port and on the Quiberon peninsula.
Climate, geology and water chemistry unaffected
Studies were carried out to ensure the dredging work would have no harmful effects on the climate, geology and the nature of the seabed. The quality of the harbour waters will not be affected either.