Detailed view for St Petersburg Flood Protection Barrier (FPB)

Details
Type
Storm surge barrier
Country
Russia
Short description

A barrier over 25 km long across the estuary of the Neva River, including the following main components:

  • 10 embankment dams
  • 6 sluice complexes to accommodate river flow, with 64 gates with combined total width of 1536 m
  • a 200m wide main navigation channel, closed with two very large sector gates
  • a secondary navigation channel 110m wide, closed with a vertical gate
  • navigation channels for shipping to approach the two navigation openings
  • a six-lane highway forming the western section of the outer ring road around the city
  • a road tunnel under the main navigation channel
  • a viaduct with a lift bridge above the secondary navigation channel.
Progress status
Partly built 1980-1987. Completed 2003-2011. Now in operation.
Cost estimation
Rub. 120.6 billion; approx. USD 3.7 billion (2012) for project completion 2003-2011.
Owner

Directorate for the Flood Protection Barrier of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.

http://dambaspb.ru/

Financed by the Russian Federal budget with additional funding from EBRD, EIB and NIB.

Prime contractor

Halcrow (now CH2M Hill), with

Lenmorniproject, St. Petersburg,

Lenhydroproekt ,St. Petersburg,

and many other Russian design institutes and consultants

Project Manager/Engineer:

Geningconsult, with Stroyproject Royal Haskoning.

Lenders’ Adviser:

Jacobs, with HR Wallingford

Consortium work

Various , including:

  • OAO Metrostroy
  • Atomstroyexport
  • Transtroy
  • Boskalis
  • Hochtief
Date
11/07/2013
Location

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PIANC References for this project

a) PIANC WG106 on Navigation locks(2009),

b) PIANC members have participated in design and construction, as P Hunter

c) Publications
Hunter, 2012: St. Petersburg Flood Protection Barrier: Design and Construction, International Conference on Major Hydraulic Projects, IHF-CETMEF-PIANC, Paris, 2012

Hunter, 2008: The St Petersburg Flood Protection Barrier: Design and Construction, PIANC AGA Beijing 2008

Abstract

Since the founding of the city of St. Petersburg in 1703, the low-lying areas of the city have suffered from flooding caused by storm surges travelling up the Baltic Sea. These occur about once each year, due to high winds and low barometric pressure causing surges in sea level.
To protect the city, a barrier over 25km long across the estuary of the Neva River has recently been completed. It was opened by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation in August 2011. This paper describes the planning, design, construction and operation of the project, which has cost about $3 billion.

The barrier includes the following main components:

  • embankment dams
  • 6 sluice complexes to accommodate river flow
  • a 200m wide main navigation channel, closed with two very large sector gates
  • a secondary navigation channel 110m wide, closed with a vertical gate
  • navigation channels for shipping to approach the two navigation openings
  • a highway forming the western section of the outer ring road around the city
  • a road tunnel under the main navigation channel
  • a viaduct with a lift bridge above the secondary navigation channel.
Documents to download
  • 19c- PIANC_AGA2008_PAPER_StPetersburg_Barrier_Hunter.pdf - 19c- PIANC_AGA2008_PAPER_StPetersburg_Barrier_Hunter.pdf
  • 19b PAPER_St Petersburg_Barrier_Hunter-(Cetmef 2012).pdf - 19b PAPER_St Petersburg_Barrier_Hunter-(Cetmef 2012).pdf
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