BMT supported Parsons Brinckerhoff in reviewing how an extended ferry route could operate along the full length of the Dubai Creek after the planned replacement of the Floating Bridge by a crossing, permitting unrestricted access.
A methodology for site selection of potential terminal sites was developed, and five new terminal locations and a landing facility for special events were identified. The study included:
Sustainability – The ferry fleet was closely matched to the forecast ridership to ensure that an appropriate provision of service was provided, without over investment in systems.
Innovation – The pier network was developed as a modular “kit of parts” that would ensure consistency of passenger navigation through different stations, minimise CAPEX through common specifications, and provide ease of expandability.
Added Value – The study provided early foresight on the opportunity, costs and constraints associated with the extension of ferry services into the creek.
BMT took part in a review of the opportunities for a public marine transport system as part of a previously commissioned waterfront master plan.
BMT supported Parsons Brinckerhoff in developing the first marine transport masterplan for Dubai. A transport model integrating inland and offshore modes can realise significant efficiencies and benefits.
Jeddah's coastal areas have seen significant growth in recent years. BMT proposed a network that was aligned with the significant recreational areas and attractions being developed along the coastline.
A modular floating platform, currently the world's largest floating stage (2018) was constructed and moored at site in Marina Basin in Singapore. The multi-purpose structure has been the site for important cultural events since 2007, bringing a marine solution to land-based challenges.