In response to increasing cruise traffic, Royal HaskoningDHV was contracted to develop concepts and designs for accommodating larger cruise ships on the island.
Royal HaskoningDHV developed a number of concepts that would help futureproof the client’s facilities on Lifou Island, including:
Our new jetty design was taken forward and developed, but on the basis that we could meet a number of requirements:
Three different sites were considered for the location of the jetty. However, with the final location, one major challenge that our designs had to overcome was the fact that the at the 10m depth contour there was a sudden drop in water depth. As such, our jetty structure was designed in such a way that it could be located on a site that had water depths in excess of 20m.