During the development of the Dubai Metro Purple Line (DPL) alignment and station design, it was identified that there were opportunities for marine transport to be integrated with a number of the DPL Stations.
BMT supported Parsons Brinckerhoff to undertake a preliminary marine transportation masterplan and an intermodal terminal requirements study to identify the opportunities and value of adding marine connectivity.
A particular focus was the development of piers that could readily integrate with the station structures – the design of which was nearing completion. The study included:
Sustainability – Marine access was included at the stations where valuable – with particular linkage being identified for transits to and from the major coastal and offshore communities that were being developed at that time.
Innovation – The piers were all set in narrow coastal channels and a series of boarding ramps and pontoons were developed that could expand with increasing demand, while maintaining good accessibility.
Added Value – The marine piers were small compared to the size of many of the stations, but were designed in a complementary style with maximum use of prefabricated components.
The Arabian Canal is a unique navigable waterway set within a broad corridor of waterfront real estate development. Years ago when it was proposed, it was anticipated that the canal would host a variety of recreational and public Ferry/Water Bus vessels. BMT delivered several marine planning services to aid canal development.
BMT was appointed by Vopak Yang Pu, Hainan Storage Terminal to provide consultancy services on all matters relating to the marine facilities for the terminal development.
BMT has been providing engineering support to Muhibbah Engineering Bhd for the LNG Regasification Facilities Project, commencing from FEED for the LNG regas unit and the Island berth.
BMT delivered a feasibility study for a proposed dry dock on the Karnafuly river in Bangladesh, which will facilitate ship repairing, ship building an dry docking of ocean-going vessels up to 100,000 DWT.