Setec international is involved in all stages of maritime, port and river projects, from upstream (master planning, opportunity studies, feasibility and programming studies, socioeconomic assessments, modal shift feasibility studies) to project development (technical consultancy, construction supervision) and design. To support operators and managers of port and river infrastructures, whether public or private, setec international draws on its in-depth knowledge of the port, maritime and river context, the technical excellence of its multidisciplinary teams and expertise in geotechnics and the environment that is unique on the market.


“Thanks to our wide range of expertise, essential to port and river projects, we take charge of our customers’ projects from upstream to downstream, providing them with know-how, technical excellence and innovation.”

Pierre-Yves VANZO

Maritime and river division manager

Our expertise

  • Gathering and analyzing needs, programming
  • Technical and economic feasibility of modal shift
  • Market research and traffic forecasts
  • Socio-economic and financial assessments
  • Design of port facilities (commercial, military, fishing, cruise and yachting harbors, marinas, shipyards, etc.)
  • Design of river structures (quays, dykes, embankments, etc.)
  • City-port interface, urban and landscape integration
  • Coastal and marine engineering
  • Port asset management, maintenance, rehabilitation, extension
  • Port operations
  • Dynamic modeling and simulation

Our missions

  • Port masterplanning
  • Opportunity, feasibility and programming studies
  • Design of structures
  • Development and study of variants
  • Execution studies
  • Procurement and works supervision
  • Technical consulting, expertise

We have contributed to …

Seine Nord Europe Canal

November 2022

The Seine-Nord Europe canal involves the construction of a 107-kilometer river infrastructure between the Oise and Dunkerque-Escaut canals. The ...

Port of Abidjan

July 2022

The new Abidjan container terminal is being built in two phases. The first, under the Port Autonome d’Abidjan project, involved excavating ...

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon ferry terminal

November 2022

SPL Aménagement has been appointed by the Collectivité Territoriale de Saint Pierre et Miquelon to manage the project to create a ferry terminal ...