Port Of Cotonou, Benin, Scour Protection

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Berth Scour Protection

Two new container berths have been constructed at the port of Cotonou with a depth of 15m to accommodate larger container vessels. Proserve were engaged to design the scour protection apron and supply the required concrete mattress. The scour apron was designed to resist the suction forces due to container vessel propeller action 240mm and 150mm thick constant thickness mattresses were used.