Seven new automated dams brought into service on the Aisne and the Meuse
21 March 2017 - Projects update and handover - France
BAMEO, the project company composed of VINCI Concessions, SHEMA (EDF Group) and Méridiam, announced, on 15 March 2017, the bringing into service – with the approval of waterways authority Voies Navigables de France (VNF) – of seven new automated dams on the Aisne and the Meuse.
Two years of works were required to create the seven new structures, involving innovative water-inflated dam technology and a 1 MW micro- hydro power plant. The existing needle dams are being replaced by water-inflated dams, a technique never previously used in France which enables the water line for navigation to be regulated and reliably maintained.
This event forms part of a partnership contract, signed between BAMEO and VNF in 2013, covering the replacement of 29 manual dams and the modernising of two further existing structures.
Reminder: BAMEO entrusted the works to the COREBAM design-build joint venture composed of VINCI Construction France subsidiaries (EMCC (lead contractor), Tournaud, GTM Hallé and VINCI Construction France TP Lyon).