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Normandy Landfill Reclamation Project, Beirut - Lebanon

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Type of Project: Landfill Treatment and Reclamation Project
Scope of Works: Dredging Works
Subcontract Duration: September 2001 – February 2005
Main Client: Societe Libanaise de Development et de Reconstruction (Solidere)
Main/Sub-Contractors: Radian International LLC / Mouawad-Edde sarl
Marine Contractor: Hydromar s.a.l.
Consultant: W.A. Fairhurst International
Sub Contract Amount: USD 2,500,000

Main Project Characteristics:

Dredging: 1 million m3 of miscellaneous material

Project Description:

The Normandy Landfill Reclamation Project was launched by Solidere as an important part of the rebuilding and rehabilitation of downtown Beirut. The objective of this project was to treat the landfill material and to reclaim the suitable material as a marketable development land that poses no risk to human health, public welfare and environment.

The project required the on-site excavation, sorting, treatment, and backfilling of around 5.0 million m3 consisting of miscellaneous material (fill, plastics, rocks, demolition debris, etc). It was estimated that around 2.5 million m3 were below sea level to depth -18m.

Our contract consisted of excavating around 1.0 million m3 of underwater material up to -20m depth and unloading the material on land. To carry on these works and meet the project required production rates, we have mobilized a number of specialized marine equipments including one bucket dredger, 2 split barges, 2 crane barges and 2 long reach excavators. In spite of the very difficult site working conditions, the works were completed on time in conformity with the Client’s safety and technical requirements.
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