Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Water 2009-FR-90910-P

Rebuilding of the dams in Boran and Venette on the river Oise


The project is located on the canal from Compiègne to Conflans Sainte-Honorine on the River Oise which is in direct and immediate continuity with the planned large gauge Seine-North Europe Canal link.


It therefore contributes to Priority Project 30 (Inland Waterway Axis network Seine-Scheldt) by making it possible to ensure the reliability of waterline management and therefore providing anchorage for boats along the southern part of the global project. The Action is essential for achieving the inland waterway transport development and anticipated inter-modal transfer objectives.


The Action aims at reconstructing the Boran and Venette dams, which are technically and functionally obsolete, as well as equipping these sites with fish passes, in order to:

  • enable navigation in periods of high water levels in the structure's two main channels, the dam then being covered
  • improve safety
  • relieve the maximum hydraulic passage in the event of a flood
  • maintain the upstream man-made lake for navigation purposes by ensuring anchorage, and thus secure water transport and increase the growth dynamic of this mode of transport
  • re-establish the fish-farming continuity of the Oise


This project has been completed.




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Implementation schedule:

Start date: May 2009

End date: December 2011



 Ministry of Sustainable Development


Implementing body:

 Voies Navigables de France


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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