At the Port of Ghent, Herbosch-Kiere built a new quay wall for Arcelor Mittal.
The new quay wall is 220 metres long. It juts out approximately 40 metres into the water but is outside the direct sphere of influence of the ships on the Canal. The adjacent onshore concrete surface covers a total area of 8800 mÂ². The quay wall consists of various types of sheet piling weighing up to 10 tons and 28 metres long which were meticulously fitted together to form a solid sheet piling structure. The sheet piling was anchored using laying anchors more than 30 metres long. We concreted in the caps to just below the waterline. It took more than 30,000 mÂ³ of filler to fill the space between the existing embankment and the new quay wall.
Finally, Herbosch-Kiere finished the superstructure of the quay wall, installed large tubular piles which serve as a mooring infrastructure and built roads behind the quay.