Ports & marine structures
Port and marine projects are often highly complex, and their planning and design requires a wide range of competences. Ramboll is a leading provider of independent consultancy services across the spectrum of port planning and design, marine structures, and coastal engineering.
Our dedicated staff has comprehensive experience from national as well as international projects. We undertake both large and smaller-scale projects and assist customers throughout all project phases – from the earliest planning and pre-feasibility studies to masterplan studies, design, and tendering.
Further, our services include assistance during construction, operations, maintenance, training and asset management. We work closely with local companies and hire local manpower. We benefit greatly from their knowledge and use it to shape projects according to local conditions and economies.
Our customers include port authorities and operators, private investors and developers, investment banks, and international financing institutions.
Ramboll undertakes both large and smaller-scale projects. Our services extend into all stages of planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and training. Our services include:
- Feasibility studies
- Field investigations
- Coastal hydraulic assessments
- Shoreline Management
- Port master planning
- Port planning
- Port terminal planning
- Port infrastructure planning
- Environmental Impact Assessments
- Risk assessments
- Port design projects
- Port extension projects
- Port rehabilitation projects
- Marina projects
- Dredging and fairway projects
- Port maintenance.
Based on the elaboration of consistent development scenarios, we prepare feasibility studies and provide expert consultancy in port master planning. The feasibility study typically includes technical investigations, traffic analyses, financial analyses and environmental impact analyses. Further, Ramboll will assist with conceptual and preliminary designs, authority management, and development policy.
When port authorities consider expanding and upgrading port facilities to accommodate new or larger vessels, a number of facilities may need to be reconfigured. This includes berths, land storage areas, mooring systems, and scour protection. The first step is to evaluate and analyse the facilities, and Ramboll will assist port authorities with doing so.
Ramboll has been involved with many new port projects around the world, and we can assist port authorities and municipalities with all design aspects from planning and conceptual design through detailed design and supervision. Ramboll has experience within all types of marine works, from small marinas to large ports.
The life span of existing structures can be prolonged at a reasonable cost, if rehabilitation work is initiated in time. If not, rehabilitation may become both extensive and expensive, often requiring the replacement of entire structures.
Environmental impact assessments
Today, environmental considerations are integrated into the decision process of most construction projects in coastal zones. It is therefore often necessary to conduct an environmental impact study, in the form of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
New developments of coastal zones and more extreme variability in the oceanographic and meteorological conditions impact on existing assets and set new demands. Ramboll conducts planning and design of coastal protection solutions, and provides expert consultancy for shoreline management.
Proper port asset management is highly complex and requires the integration of several disciplines and services. However, by streamlining the procedures and utilising known and tested methods from other fields, it is possible to keep it simple and stay within budget.
This approach will also allow for forecasting of future costs, increase safety, and minimize the risk of unexpected break-downs.
Ramboll partners with local firms, and takes advantage of local knowledge and manpower. Through these partnerships, global knowhow and technology is transferred to local partners, and projects are always conducted in accordance with local conditions and economy.
Whenever necessary, Ramboll also partners with universities and specialised institutes for technical assistance to ensure the optimal project result/outcome.
|Ports and marine engineering|
|The planning and design of port complexes requires a vast number of interrelated services. Ramboll provides all necessary services and will assist clients through all phases of a project.|
Read ports and marine engineering brochure
|Feasibility studies typically include technical investigations, traffic analyses, financial analyses and environmental impact analyses.|
Port Master Planning (PDF)
|Ramboll has through a various number of projects around the world gained wide experience with the design of advanced marine structures.|
Advanced design (PDF)
|Coastal and marine structures are subject to the changing meteorological and oceanographic conditions in terms of wind, waves, current and water levels.|
Hydraulic Modelling (PDF)
Ralph Guldberg Bjørndal
Project Director, Ports
Senior Market Director, Ports
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