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ANTOFAGASTA (Chile) - Desalination plant for
Escondida mine - 2 sea intakes & 1 sea outfall

Length: 530 m + 530 m + 320 m
Diameter: 2,00 m
Geology : Rock (Gabbro & Diorite)
Max head of water : 35 m
Excavated with 2 Micro TBMs
BIDART (France)
Treated waste water & rainwater sea outfall

Length : 580 m
Diameter : 1,60 m
Geology : Flysch, Sand
Max head of water : 15 m
Excavated with Micro TBM
CASABLANCA (Morocco) - Waste water sea outfall

Length : 1100 m
Diameter : 2,10 m
Geology : Shales, Sand, Sandstone
Max head of water : 15 m
Excavated with Micro TBM
RABAT (Morocco) - Waste water sea outfall

Length : 800 m
Diameter : 2,00 m
Geology : Calcarenite, Sand
Max head of water : 15 m
Exacavated with Micro TBM
FLAMANVILLE (France)
EPR Nuclear Plant - Cooling system sea outfall

Length : 820 m
Diameter : 5,00 m
Geology : Granite (UCSmax: 450 MPa)
Max head of water : 40 m
Excavated with slurry TBM
LES SABLES D’OLONNES
(France)
Treated wastewater sea outfall

Launching shaft

Hight tide sea level

Minimum ground cover : 2m Low tide sea level

Launching slope : 10%
1400mm ID Microtunnel
Lenght: 625m Recovery marine pit
Open trench method
800mm HDPE - Lenght: 1100m

Length : 623 m
Diameter : 1,40 m
Geology : Gneiss, Clay
Max head of water : 15 m
Excavated with Micro TBM
TUNNELLING & MICROTUNNELLING

Z.I. de la Pointe
31790 SAINT JORY
F R A N C E
+ 33 5 61 37 63 63
www.bessac.com

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