Food security in the United Arab Emirates is of key concern. One means by which security can be improved is through the prudent development of environmentally sensitive aquaculture operations in the region. Although it is widely recognised that the Arabian Gulf is in the main too shallow to support aquaculture operations, the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency identified a suite of sites in the Gulf that may be sufficiently deep. These are in the vicinity of Dalma Island.
We were commissioned to develop and deploy advanced hydrodynamic and water quality numerical tools to support an investigation of the environmental sustainability of proposed aquaculture operations at these sites.
Undertaking this study delivers a state of the art numerical analysis to the Abu Dhabi government to support its pursuit of improving food security.
We developed a 3D hydrodynamic and water quality model of the region around the Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia. In collaboration with the University of Western Australia, model results were used to assess the impact of proposed finfish aquaculture on the surrounding environment.
We are working with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to establish a finfish aquaculture zone adjacent to Dalma Island in western Abu Dhabi
BMT conducted environment monitoring and laboratory analysis for sample for waste water, mud and cuttings, and cement from existing drilling campaign from client based on regulation, permit, and Indonesia government standards.
BMT undertook an analysis of recent wind and wave conditions at the site to evaluate the relative severity of winter storms and provide an indication of the metocean drivers behind wrack accumulation and removal.