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Upgrades to French Oise river to receive EU co-funding

Creation date: July 13, 2011

A study to upgrade the Oise river in France will be partly funded via the 2010 TEN-T Annual Programme. The project will receive over €1.5 million in EU contribution to prepare the future upgrading of the waterway and facilitate river transport in the region.


The Oise river is currently navigable over a 103 km section from the confluence with the Seine up to Compiègne (Janville). The EU co-funded study will investigate the upgrade of a 50 km section between the cities of Compiègne and Creil to a waterway of navigation class Vb (a waterway capable of accommodating vessels of between 3,200 and 6,000 tonnes and up to 185 metres in length).


The study is expected to be finalised by the end of 2012, after which the works phase will begin. The works on the Oise have a twofold objective: to increase the use of two nearby intermodal terminals (road/rail/water freight transhipping) and to increase the overall capacity of Priority Project 30 (Inland Waterway Seine-Scheldt) by enhancing the connection with the North European inland waterway network.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



Read the press release in French - .pdf (12.8 KB)