Protecting the Congolese coastline (Republic of Congo)

Defense against marine erosion of the Congolese maritime coast between Pointe-Noire and

Congolese shoreline erosion | Artelia hydraulics
Congolese shoreline erosion

Bas Kouilou

Client: SCET - TUNISIE - Scale: 1/30









In the framework of a study of shore protection works in Congo, three types of solution were examined in a wave tank in order to check their efficiency and stability:

  • longitudinal protection at the base of cliffs,
  • breakwaters associated with longitudinal protection,
  • breakwaters with addition of sand.

Coastal protection alternative | Artelia hydraulics
Coastal protection alternative










Detached breakwaters alternative | Artelia hydraulics
Detached breakwaters alternative