Context and challenges
The naval base of Toulon is a major French naval base that includes a range of facilities located within the port of Toulon. It contains most of the French naval force, including the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, projection and command vessels (PCV), Mistral, Tonnerre and Dixmude, as well as 6 Rubis class nuclear attack submarines.
More than 60% of the French national navy tonnage is located in the Toulon port. It represents the largest defence base since the 1st January 2011, and is supported by the Toulon defence base support group.
The large basins of Vauban, of the Toulon naval base, are one of the major facilities for servicing and maintenance of the National Navy ships. In this context of equipment and materials commissioning, expansions and improvement works have been performed.
The client, a public entity managing several infrastructure projects for the defence ministry, has appointed Assystem to perform design studies (feasibility, structure, etc) and a construction supervision mission related to the Vauban large basins.