“Les Insolites de la Marionnette” (puppetry fair) in Réchicourt-le-Château
Sunday 29 August 2010
Mr. Marc PAPINUTTI, Director general of Voies Navigables de France
The work performed during the 10 days of closure on the Moselle contribute to the changes to the Maintenance function.
The VNF North-East Dept. will soon consolidate the canal dyke running parallel to Rue Oberlin in NANCY, between the Malzéville drawbridge and the Lecreulx footbridge.
Since the beginning of March 2010, the road bridge of the ex-RN3, which crosses the Moselle in Metz, is being worked on. Voies Navigables de France is increasing the bridge’s clearance.
The restoration work on the cylinder gates started at the end of March, on he Argancy dam.
On the downstream section of the Moselle, on the Koenigsmaker section, VNF North-East Dept. employees are starting renovation work on the second dam gate.
The construction of this dam forms part of the Meuse flood prevention programme in the Givet territory.
The VNF North-East Dept., in partnership with the Rhine-Meuse Water Agency and the FREDON Lorraine organised a demonstration of alternative techniques to weedkillers, which took place at the BOUZEY reservoir dam on 19 April.
The Quatre Cheminées was commissioned on 15 October 2008 and was recently inaugurated on 22 April 2010 by local and national personalities, politicians, State and VNF representatives.
The VNF North-East Inter-regional Department proposes the first waterway webcam on the French network.
Mr. Jean-Philippe MORETAU awarded “chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite” (knight in France’s national order of merit).
The personnel at the operations centre have rolled up their sleeves to take on the construction of a mooring pier for the recreational users of the “Canal de la Marne au Rhin Ouest” (CMRO) in Revigny sur Ornain (55).
In 2009, the North-East Inter-regional Department invested over € 24.3 million in the modernisation of its infrastructures.
Mr. Dominique BELLION, Prefect of Meurthe et Moselle visits the North-East Navigation Department, VNF Inter-regional Department.
A burning boat in the Koenigsmacker lock...
On that Thursday, under the cover of a light fog, a boat entering the lock declared:
"fire in the engine room, casualty in control room..." the full firefighting team was deployed... like a full-scale drill.
A new cofferdam system, being experimented for the first time, was transported by a pusher to perform maintenance and repair work on the Koenigsmacker dam.
Recently, the Épinal subdivision conducted major work to restore the initial characteristics of this waterway.
An agreement between the German, Luxembourgish and French administrations has been concluded to define the procedures with regard to the maintenance, modernisation and operating work on the Apach place’s different operating installations.
Du 16 au 24 juin la Moselle était chômée. En fait les agents VNF ont procédé, avec des entreprises, à une série de travaux de modernisation et de maintenance d’ouvrages.