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Waterborne Tourism Development, Hong Kong

Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is a major working harbour and tourism node, and the Hong Kong Government has sought to improve the amenities and access to the coastal and water areas.

The Requirement

Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is a major harbour for fishing and recreational craft in Hong Kong.  As well as being a working harbour it is a major tourism node, and the HK Government has sought to improve the amenities and access to the coastal and water areas.  

What We Delivered

In order to address marine issues, BMT conducted a study including:

Outcome and Benefits

Sustainability - The challenge within this study was how to create improvements in marine transport and amenity, without destroying the ad hoc water taxi and “wallah wallah” services that are currently conducted.  This required a careful review of fairway capacity and the requirements for mooring space.

Innovation - BMT’s dynamic marine traffic simulation models were applied to examine risks of operations within the canal.

Added Value - The ability to rapidly assess development options assisted the client in rapidly focusing on their preferred options, and the identification of key stakeholders who may be impacted.

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