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Rosario-Victoria fixed link: dredging and reclamation works across the Rio Paraná fluvial valley
Dresken, S.; Pool, M.A.; Mumelter, E.; Uelman, F. (2000). Rosario-Victoria fixed link: dredging and reclamation works across the Rio Paraná fluvial valley. Terra et Aqua 81: 3-12
In: Terra et Aqua: International Journal on Public Works, Ports and Waterways Developments. International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC): The Hague. ISSN 0376-6411, more
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  • Dresken, S.
  • Pool, M.A.
  • Mumelter, E.
  • Uelman, F.

    The Government of Argentina (through its Ministry of Economics and Public Works) together with the Provincial Governments of Santa Fé and Entre Rios (the client) developed a project, financed partly by a 25-year concession for a new link between both provinces, known as the Rosario-Victoria Fixed Link. The project is essential for local and international East-West road transport. The fixed fink is a two-Iane auto-railway, consisting of 13 bridges connected by 13 embankments over a total length of 59 km, situated in the Rio Paraná fluvial delta. The Dutch Joint Venture, Boskalis International-Ballast Nedam Baggeren, as subcontractor of the Consortium Puentes del Litoral (main contractor), is responsible for the construction of the 47 km of road embankments. The fixed link is completely located in the Paraná River delta. The geological record of the delta is characterised by a changing lithology, which in turn greatly influences the geotechnical parameters of the sub-soil. The knowledge of the geological record was provided by means of an extensive soil investigation. This was used for settlement and stability calculations, geometry and quality of the overburden as well as the underlying sand layer. By contractual requirement, the dredging subcontractor has to comply with the ISO 14000 International Standards and the Environmental Management System (EMS) of the main contractor. For this project this compliance resulted in the setting up of an Environmental Management System (EMS) according to the International Standards, including an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and a monitoring strategy as guideline during construction.

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