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10. 08. 2017

100% Colas products in the port of Martinique: Optibase and Bétoflex

Colas Martinique was awarded the contract for works on the extension to the Pointe des Grives container terminal on behalf of the Grand Port Maritime de la Martinique (GPMLM).

The extension, an area of 2.4 hectares, required the implementation of more than 250,000 t of embankments, on heights between 2 and 11 m, as well as 65,000 t of rockfill for dykes.

The "Roads and Utilities" contract involved proposing a pavement structure corresponding to the forecast traffic (heavy trucks + straddle carriers).

Our solution based on 100% COLAS special asphalt concretes (Optibase and Bétoflex PA were drawn up in collaboration with the Campus for Science & Techniques) was adopted since it respected the client's requirement (ban of the use of hard binder). Good settlement measurements, along with the requirement to release the site quickly for terminal operations, determined this choice.