Cruise Bay is one of Singapore’s busiest marine passenger hub. In addition to organic increase in marine traffic within Cruise Bay and its approaches, it was anticipated that growth would be driven by (i) the redevelopment of Keppel Shipyard into a residential estate and marina, and (ii) the development of additional berths at the International Cruise Terminal. The latter was identified as a source of increasing the movements of cruise ships within Cruise Bay and possibly led to its use by ever larger cruise ships.
In order to address these issues BMT was commissioned to conduct:
Sustainability - The project was focussed on managing risk & safety – essential elements if the Cruise Bay area was to maintain its positions as the leading marine transport hub.
Innovation - BMT’s Dynamic Marine Traffic Simulation models were applied to examine risks for operations within the canal.
Added Value - Additional simulations of speed controls were conducted to provide the authorities the foresight of changes in the regulatory environment, and what risk impacts may be accrued.
SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport provides speedy ferry service for transfer passengers. BMT was responsible for the ferry pontoons that act as the principal interface for passengers and baggage.
Ports North engaged BMT to provide specialist engineering design of the dredging and disposal site and environmental advice for the EIS process. Aproximately 800,000 cubic metres of material was removed and pumped onshore.
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.
BMT was appointed to develop a Masterplan for a new port at Hon Gai in Vietnam.