Monaco land extension: role of the technical supervisor

The technical supervisor of the Portier Cove land extension has an essential role in this project destined to host new apartments in `Monaco.

Three levels of control are in place for the maritime infrastructure part of Monaco’s land extension project. The first relies on the various co-contractors, the second on Bouygues TP and the third is the responsibility of Socotec, an independent third party with an agency in Monaco. Due to the specific nature of the project, the contractor has expanded Socotec’s technical supervisor role beyond the checking of documents and monitoring of the work underway in the field.

The technical supervisor is also involved in the work taking place outside the Principality, such as in Marseille, where the 18 caissons were manufactured. In addition, the technical supervisor makes counter-calculations for particularly complex works and assists the contractor with environmental issues and risk analyses. Socotec also plays a strategic role in Monaco land extension project’s insurance mechanism: it is partly on the basis of reports prepared by the technical supervisor that the insurance companies deliver guarantees that the works will be carried out properly.