The Arabian Canal, a 75km-long man made canal in Dubai, is a unique navigable waterway set within a broad corridor of waterfront real estate development.
When the canal was first proposed for development it was intended to be navigable along its full length and host a variety of recreational and public ferry/water bus vessels.
BMT was commissioned, together with ATM to conduct a series of assignments covering:
Sustainability - A hazard identification was conducted to focus the management of safety within the canal on realistic scenarios and develop a risk profile. This review has allowed the development of key recommendations associated with required management systems (software), and navigation aids (hardware) necessary to limit incidents; and permit the canal to operate in a safe and sustainable manner.
Innovation - BMT’s Dynamic Marine Traffic Simulation models were applied to examine risks for operations within the canal.
Added Value - Support of ship impact issues allowed the development of a canal specific guideline for bridge protection, reflecting the likely vessel mix to be encountered.
BMT delivered a Preliminary Marine Transportation Masterplan and an Intermodal Terminal Requirements study to identify the value of adding marine connectivity to Dubai's metro line development.
BMT prepared a business plan for the new offshore multi-user port development in Abu Dhabi, involving staged construction of facilities from initial operations in 2010 to full development by 2028.
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.