Industrial & Infrastructure

Port Authority Services

Local port authorities play a critical role in local economies and communities. Port authority infrastructure typically lasts generations and has numerous phases of development and remediation that need to be understood and planned for.

We deliver projects for local authorities from master planning, engineering, construction management to asset management and remediation work, with an additional recent focus on seismic upgrading and future proofing of infrastructure.

We have successfully designed ports for corporate and government clients ranging from small vessel harbours to bulk terminals.

Our engineers have experience with a wide range of marine structures, including: wharfs, jetties, spread mooring systems, trestles, fendering designs, seawater intake and outfall facilities, breakwaters, jacket and caisson structures. We have designed steel and concrete marine structures in high seismic zones that are able to accommodate dynamic forces from large vessels, as well as harsh ice and wave environments.

We use innovative techniques to design cost-effective facilities across the globe, along with the highest standards in environmental management and safety.

Our package of services for the development of greenfield ports include site selection, planning of site investigations and conceptual studies to detailed design and EPCM services. We have specialist knowledge of coastal and metocean conditions and our studies include weather downtime and berth availability assessments.

Our full range of services includes:

  • Port planning and design
  • Port site selection and scoping studies
  • Equipment selection and design
  • Throughput assessments
  • Infrastructure design
  • Procurement
  • Construction management
  • Operator training
  • Environmental and navigational risk assessment
  • Arctic engineering
  • Coastal engineering

We have worked on a range of marine facilities, including:

  • Bulk materials
  • LNG, LPG and oil terminals
  • Offshore structures
  • General cargo and container terminals
  • Ferry terminals and barge ramps
  • Marinas and small craft harbours
  • Cruise ship terminals