With its recognized experience and the optimal operation of its design offices on civil engineering and environmental projects, Sofren is now approached for contracting authority support, project management support, and expert assessments (diagnoses of existing structures, aging studies). Its teams conduct technical and economic studies upstream, multimodal studies, environmental impact studies, and prepare regulatory dossiers and subsidy applications. In addition, design studies may include preliminary studies, detailed studies, and tender documents.
Because the engineering teams are working on a number of port and marine projects in France (for Grands Ports Maritimes) and internationally, it was logical to create a river branch focusing on innovative projects such as developing a heavy cargo water transport system. Whether land or water-based, marine and river structures make use of specific techniques and expertise. The associated marine and river engineering skills span all project phases (design, implementation, execution, operation):
Management and supervision of port infrastructure projects
Port / river operations
Studies on port engineering, and port and marine hydraulics
Sofren’s references for river and marine projects are diverse – for example the design for a new river dock for the port of Bourogne and the evaluation of a docking study for the TEMA port project in Ghana.