At SOCOTEC, we are providing geotechnical monitoring services for the Port of Barcelona

General information

Project name: Monitoring of the Barcelona port area

Date (year): 2021-Now

Client: Barcelona Port Authority

Location: Port of Barcelona.

Team of collaborators: Monitoring Team- Barcelona

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Project summary

The Port of Barcelona is the biggest port in Spain. Its development seeks to create new usable spaces requiring geotechnical monitoringDue to the geotechnical and environmental context of the port facilities, it is necessary to carry out an exhaustive control of the conditions of the ground and the structures that are founded on it.

Project details

Monitoring services have been provided to the site consisting of a tensile-deformational control of the ground and the structure of the building.

  • Inclinometers on the ground and retaining elements.
  • Incremental extensometers
  • Control of pore pressure in the ground by means of automated rapid response piezometers.
  • Control of settlement by means of deep levelling milestones.


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