Coastal reinforcement works planned for two Romanian seaside resorts

Photo: Van Oord
Photo: Van Oord

Van Oord has been awarded two new contracts to reinforce the coast at the Romanian seaside resorts of Jupiter-Neptun and Balta Mangalia, Venus and Aurora.

Local government agency Administratia Bazinala de Apa Dobrogea-Litoral (ABA-DL) chose Van Oord for the design and construction of new groynes and beaches covering over six kilometres of coastline.

Van Oord said the new groynes and beaches will protect the popular coastal areas against the waves of the Black Sea. Several of the current breakwaters will be removed and redeveloped to make way for more environment-friendly alternatives.

Artificial reefs and bio-structures will also be built in the area.

The construction of the groynes will start in 2023 following a design phase that will last about 12 months. A trailing suction hopper dredger will be deployed to restore the beaches.

Van Oord expects the project to be completed in 2025.

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