Development of ports and maritime structures

We provide a wide range of services that help manage and mitigate risks during the development, operation and maintenance of ports, terminals, and harbours.

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Key contact

Phil Dana

Regional Business Development Director - Americas

Ottawa, Canada

+1 613 592 2830 (235) coastal@bmtglobal.com

Ports, harbours and terminals are complex, multiple-stakeholder projects.

The ability to identify each and every opportunity available demands a blend of skills and a breadth of experience, something we have built up working on some of the world’s largest port projects.

Successful port, harbour and terminal projects unlock every opportunity offered by the site, environment, design, construction and local economy.

Breakwater, Jetty and Sea-wall Design

We provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to aid the design of breakwaters and jetties.  Our experience includes:

  • Calculation of construction material quantities and construction cost estimates
  • Defining design criteria and design wave and water level conditions
  • Determination of armour, filter, and core requirements
  • Determination of crest levels and setback distances
  • Development of preliminary and detailed designs
  • Management and supervision of physical modelling studies
  • Management of physical stability assessments
  • Rock armour quarry inspection and assessments

For quay walls and wharf structures, we have extensive experience designing various types of solutions for ports handling containers, general and Ro-Ro cargoes.  Our services cover:

  • Development of designs, layouts, and cost estimates
  • Defining design criteria and design wave and sea-level conditions
  • Determination of wave forces and loadings on structures
  • Design development
  • Management of site survey and geotechnical investigations
  • Development of construction methodology and construction methodology assessments

Mooring analysis

Designing and analysing mooring systems is an essential part of port planning.  We have extensive experience in this area and in evaluating ship-to-ship and ship-to-structure operations.  Our comprehensive consultancy services range from general advice to a detailed dynamic mooring analysis using specialist software.

Our experience includes:

  • evaluating ship-to-ship and ship-to-structure operations
  • detailed dynamic mooring analysis using specialist software

BMT-REMBRANDT

Our industry leading ship simulator helps users to safely plan, train and prepare for complex manoeuvres at sea or in port.  Applications range from port feasibility, design and evaluation studies to marine incident investigation and bespoke training.


Port Security

Security is an increasingly important issue, and we aim to provide the latest thinking and most pragmatic solutions.   We identify and support the delivery of sustainable and efficient solutions that will work throughout a port or terminal’s lifetime.

Ongoing operations

Ports and terminals which run safely, securely and efficiently benefit all stakeholders.  We provide a wide range of services to manage and mitigate risks during ongoing maintenance and operations.

Port Handling

We have extensive experience designing various solutions for port handling containers, general and Ro-Ro cargoes for quay walls and wharf structures.

  • Development of conceptual designs, layouts, and cost estimates
  • Determination of wave forces and loadings on structures
  • Preliminary and detailed designs
  • Management of site survey and investigations
  • Calculation of construction material quantities and construction cost estimates

Measuring environmental impact

Wind, waves, currents, and human activity are constantly reshaping coastlines.

Beaches are eroded and rebuilt, nearshore seabed and river channels remoulded, and sediments carried to the coast

Port operations are optimised by minimising the number of days where operations are halted due to unexpected

Our objective is to identify and support the delivery of sustainable and efficient solutions that will work throughout a port or terminal’s lifetime.

We specialise in satellite remote sensing for the offshore, shipping, and maritime engineering sectors.

We help you tackle complex geological problems by computational simulation of geological scenarios.


SARIS

Our search and rescue software helps save lives. It combines the experience of world coastguard agencies with our marine environmental software systems.


Recent projects

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