Expansion of the east dock of the port of Barcelona, Spain

east dock of the port of Barcelona

Expansion of the east dock of the port of Barcelona, Barcelona

The work consists in the extension of the existing dike by 2,165 meters. For this, 450,000 cubic meters of material was placed on 50 tons concrete blocks to form the dyke. The dyke sits on a seabed with very low bearing capacity. This required the development of a construction sequence where the dredging and dumping rates were designed with a degree of control to optimise the land improvement strategy ensuring continuous stability during and after construction.