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Patents and innovation

VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial makes research and innovation its core development concern.

The company relies on a strong, integrated Technical Department in continuous touch with the worksite teams. This close relationship between our methods and structures engineers and the worksites enables us to develop innovative technical solutions tailored to project-related challenges.

As evidence of our teams' creativity, we own several patents for our innovations, filed with authorised public agencies.


NAVISTOP :
A process for protecting existing dams on major waterways from the risk of impact by out-of-control vessels.

FLOATING SHOVELS:
A system combining floats and anchoring devices with a standard hydraulic shovel to convert it into an entirely free-standing amphibious dredger


ANTI-FOAM FLOATING BOOM:
Floating boom equipped with a spraying device to settle floating foam.


ANTI-POLLUTION FLOATING BOOM:
Partial floating boom limiting waterway pollution by capturing and concentrating floating debris


FLOATING DEBRIS COLLECTING VESSELS:
Vessels equipped with an elevator conveyor belt, a crane and a crusher, functionally adapted to collecting floating debris captured by ANTI-POLLUTION BOOMS.


FISHERY REEFS:
Modular structures with a rough, hairy reinforced-concrete facing, particularly lending itself to population by haleutic fauna.


MARNE PONTOON:
Pontoon crane, 10 m x 30 m, self-disassembling on board to adapt to the Freyssinet gauge (width 5 metres).


INFLATABLE COFFERDAM:
Flexible, inflatable structure for plugging dam inlets during maintenance work in situ on flap valves.


ENVELOPING COFFERDAMS :
Leak-tight steel enclosures for all kinds of "dry" repair work on underwater structures.

 

 

Latest developments

VCMF at the helm in Douala

VCMF at the helm in Douala

VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial's teams, in a joint venture with Sogea-Satom (VINCI Construction International Network), have just delivered a new ...

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