Like many ports on Mediterranean islands, Athinios is small and struggling to cope with the heavy traffic of Santorini’s thriving tourist industry. The EUR 8.4 million rebuilding project, awarded to construction company Eretvo S.A., must therefore be carried out at different stages to ensure the facility can be operational at all times. To ensure minimal disruption, submerged caisson technology is being used for the new quay, using ready-mix concrete provided by our Greek subsidiary HERACLES.
Caissons are special precast reinforced concrete boxes, often used to provide foundations to maritime structures. HERACLES was chosen thanks to its know-how, experience and its extensive network of plants and terminals strategically located in port areas across Greece.