CONSTRUCTION OF TWO NEW BREAKWATERS AT OSTEND LEADING TO AN IMPROVED HARBOUR ACCESS

Hadewych Verhaeghe, Luc Van Damme, Jan Goemaere, Julien De Rouck, Wim Van Alboom

Abstract


The need of an improved harbour access resulted into the design of two new breakwaters in Ostend. The construction of the new breakwaters fits within the Integrated Coastal and Maritime Plan for Ostend. This paper describes the history, the extensive studies, the architecture and the construction works of the breakwaters. Finally future developments are considered.

Keywords


rubble-mound breakwater; harbour access; breakwater design

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