Inondations en Camargue

Floods in Camargue

Emergency call-out to avoid flooding of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Context

Project Type :

Pumping Solutions

Crisis management

Location :

Etang de Vaccarès (13)
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Problem

  • 1993: exceptional floods in Camargue
  • Following the breach of a dyke on the channelled Rhône, removal of 25 000 000 m³ of water from the Étang de Vaccarès to avoid flooding of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Solution

Emergency installation of a pumping station of 60 000 m³/h with autonomous energy:

  • 60 pumps of 1200 m³/h
  • 5 MVA generators
  • 4 engineers present on site 24 hours a day
  • Duration: 15 days