The definition of the Eco-port project evolves as the final engineering design progresses. The latter will make it possible to specify, in detail, how the dock should be redeveloped to accommodate more barges in a totally rehabilitated setting. All of the banks will be redesigned to allow dense vegetation to grow on gentler slopes, more suitable to the development of ecological diversity. It will take the right ecological engineering techniques for barges and these ecological and landscaping developments to be able to coexist in harmony.
Additionally, rehabilitating the plots of land and transforming the industrial tools of the businesses already present calls for fine-tuned coordination that also addresses the sector’s urban development. This is why the final engineering design is scheduled for completion at the end of 2013.
In the same period, the public hearing into the “Water Act” permission under the French Environment Code will begin in early September. Its findings will serve to develop and fine-tune the project.
Against this backdrop, construction work should get under way in early 2015.