As part of an initiative by the Quebec Port Authority to attract new shipping traffic by providing new deep water berth infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin was given a mandate to provide detailed design services, including drawings and specifications, for the construction of a 610-metre-long quay extension at Beauport Sector in Quebec City.
This extension, made of reinforced concrete cribs, will allow for the reclamation of 17.5 hectares of land behind the wharf wall which will in turn permit the construction of a new multi-use terminal.
Shore power technology is planned to be integrated into this project. SNC-Lavalin’s engineering efforts include the development of eight new wharf connection points, which can simultaneously power two carriers moored at the quay wharf extension, for a total power of 6-8 MVA 6.6 kV. This endeavour requires an in-depth knowledge of IEC/ISO/IEEE-80005-1 international standards for shore power utility connections in ports.
In line with the Quebec Port Authority’s mandate to service an increasing sector of activity, the quay extension will give the port and terminal operators the opportunity to handle more traffic.
- Contaminated dredge materials will be encapsulated inside a cement matrix and stabilized to avoid sending them off-site.
- The treated material will be used as backfill behind the quay extension.
- Beach protection will stop erosion while beach reloading will provide the local population with a better quality beach.