Our services extend into all stages of planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and training and include:
- Feasibility studies
- Field investigations
- Coastal hydraulic assessments
- Shoreline Management
- Port master 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
We prepare feasibility studies and provide expert consultancy in port master planning. The feasibility study typically includes technical investigations, traffic analysis, financial analysis and environmental impact analyses. Ramboll will assist with conceptual and preliminary designs, authority management and development policy.
Existing Port remediation/expansion
When port authorities consider expanding and upgrading port facilities to accommodate a different class of vessel, a number of facilities need to be identified and assessed for suitability and purpose. This includes berths, land storage areas, mooring systems, and scour protection. Ramboll can evaluate and analyse the existing facilities and report their findings and recommendations in accordance with the port authorities’ requirements.
Ramboll has been involved with many different new port projects around the world and can assist port authorities and municipalities with all marine/port designs. We can offer all the consultation services needed ranging from planning and conceptual design through to detailed design and construction supervision. Ramboll has experience within all types of marine works, from small marinas to large ports.
The life span of existing structures can be assessed and prolonged by regular maintenance or remediation at a reasonable cost, if the assessment and remediation work is initiated in time. If not, rehabilitation may not be financially viable, often requiring the replacement of entire marine structures.
Environmental impact assessments
Environmental considerations are integral within the decision making 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 a highly complex field 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 whole life costs, increased safety, and can minimize the risk of assets not being available for use due to maintenance down time.
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. Whenever necessary, Ramboll also partners with universities and specialised institutes for technical assistance to ensure the optimal project result.