Lake Pontchartrain & Vicinity, New Orleans, Louisiana (US)
The subsidiary U.S. company of Trevi Group TREVIICOS has been
working in New Orleans to complete the largest deep soil mixing
project in the U.S.
On August 29th 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana coast with dramatic
and, in some way, irreversible consequences for the city of New Orleans
(800,000 people evacuated or displaced, 1,482 dead and over 91 billion
dollars of damage). Unlike what we have been told by the media, such
devastation was not caused by nature alone (although Katrina stills remains
one of the five most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the USA), but
rather by the failure of the system of dams, canals and embankments built
over decades to protect the area of New Orleans. Due to its exceptional intensity, the structures broke in up to fifty-three
places, and 80% of the metropolitan area was flooded.
|US Army Corp of Engineers
|Archer Western-Alberici Constructors, JV in alliance with TREVIICOS
After the first emergency interventions, the Army Corps of Engineers of
the New Orleans District, through the New Orleans Hurricane Protection
Office, designed a special plan entailing a number of interventions: the
New Orleans Hurricane Protection System.
The plan is intended to improve the city protection and defence system,
as well as harmonise and increase the effectiveness of the infrastructure
undergoing maintenance, repair or reconstruction.
In the overall works plan, especially important is the LPV 111 New Orleans
East Back Levee. Reach LPV 111 is a levee extending approximately 8.5
km (5.3 miles) between the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the CSX
Railroad Crossing, parallel to a marshy area of Lake Borgne, beyond which
you get into the open water of the Gulf of Mexico. LPV 111 was seriously
damaged by Hurricane Katrina and broke in many places.
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