Technical Papers - Dredging and Coastal Development

New Suez Canal Project: A Logistics Journey

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

IADC is the forum for all oil and gas drilling industry stakeholders to connect, in this paper René Kolman discusses the New Suez Canal Project, it was aimed at improving the country’s economy. The second lane would reduce waiting times for transiting ships, facilitate traffic in two directions and increase the number of ships allowed in the waterway. SCA expects revenues to increase from US$5.3 billion at present to US$13.2 billion by 2023 due to the additional lane.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Port Planning, Design & Construction





Dredging the Mersey for Liverpool2 container port

  PTI Edition 63 - Panama Canal Edition

The owner and operator of the Port of Liverpool, Peel Ports, is investing £300 million for the development of Liverpool2. Peel Ports appointed dredging company Van Oord to carry out dredging work at the Liverpool2 site, which involves the construction and dredging of the quay wall, reclaiming land behind the wall and dredging areas of the approach channel at Liverpool2. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required with consultation with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Port Planning, Design & Construction


Ground Improvement Techniques

  PTI Edition 60 - Edition 60

Jeffrey R. Hill, PE, senior engineer, Hayward Baker Inc, discusses a variety of ground improvement and specialty foundation solutions that can support bulkheads, heavy storage warehouses, grain silos, large-diameter tanks or any other port structure. These solutions are designed to efficiently provide a foundation-related maintenance-free operation for the design life of the structure, and are well-suited to the poor ground conditions often associated with port and shipping facilities.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction


UK Dredging expands technical capabilities

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

UK Dredging (UKD), Associated British Ports’ (ABP) dredging arm, has moved from strength to strength since its establishment in 1996. Established to meet ABP’s maintenance-dredging requirements and undertake third-party works, UKD, based at ABP’s Port of Cardiff, is supported by a flotilla of six dedicated vessels.

  Dredging and Coastal Development



Standards for Hydrographic Surveys: A chronology

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has developed a series of standards, one of which is ‘Standards for Hydrographic Surveys’ (S-44). The primary concern of the IHO and its member hydrographic offices is safety of navigation.

  Dredging and Coastal Development


Dubai’s wonderland: Developing a coastline one grain at a time

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

This article looks at the enormity of the project undertaken by Van Oord and how the company helped to make Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum vision of Dubai’s wonderland come true

  Dredging and Coastal Development


Hydraulic dredging and contaminated sediments

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

For decades, removing contaminated sediments through dredging has been restricted or prohibited in North America. The major concern has always been that dredging would resuspend the contaminated sediment in the water, spreading contamination and causing environmental impacts across even larger areas.

  Dredging and Coastal Development


Fathoms’ clears the way for the world’s largest ocean liner

  PTI Edition 28 - Edition 28

On June 19, the cruise liner Queen Mary II visited the Scottish Highlands, berthing at Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth. The week running up to the arrival of the QM2 was a time of excited anticipation by the townsfolk and fevered activity by the port authority. At 345m long, towering 60m above the waves and drawing 10m of water, the QM2 is the largest liner ever to sail the seas.

  Dredging and Coastal Development


Interoperability

  PTI Edition 28 - Edition 28

A wide range of digital geospatial technologies have long been used in the planning and management of ports, terminals and coastal zones. These technologies are becoming increasingly important as their capabilities increase, as their cost goes down, and as they become integrated via the World Wide Web. Their importance also increases with demands for safer, more efficient ports and terminals and for sustainable development along the world’s coasts. Interoperability among geospatial technologies and among different technology providers’ products has become a key requirement. In almost any geographic region, and especially in heavily populated regions, people working in different sectors, disciplines, agencies, jurisdictions, and professions have a need for efficient sharing and integration of diverse kinds of information about their region.

  Dredging and Coastal Development


Tipping point: The price of a cubic metre of sand

  PTI Edition 28 - Edition 28

The race to the top to be the biggest, best, most efficient, high tech world port is on. From Rotterdam to Los Angeles/Long Beach to the Far East, world class ports are adding container terminals and berths, lengthening their quays, and deepening their access channels. This year, for instance, Shanghai will overtake Singapore as the largest port in the world, at least based on freight volume. In 2005 Shanghai’s freight volume will most likely surpass 450 million tonnes – just another confirmation of the growin importance of China as a manufacturing and trading nation. Shanghai, however, has a problem, not unlike the problem that threatened to limit the competitiveness of New York harbour: It has a shallow entrance. Currently the approach channel at the mouth of the Yangtze River is only 8.5 metres. The larger container ships need a channel of at least 12.5 metre deep.

  Dredging and Coastal Development


Dredging in China under strict environmental controls

  PTI Edition 29 - Edition 29

CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPCL) is set to make petrochemicals history in China by building and operating a US$4.3 billion petrochemical complex. The construction of the petrochemicals complex in Daya Bay at the southern coast of China’s Guangdong Province started in 2002. The complex called for the construction of two marine facilities which involved a significant dredging scope of approximately 8 million m3 of clay.

  Dredging and Coastal Development


Køge Confined Disposal Facility

  PTI Edition 31 - Edition 31

Construction activities create a constant need for extensive disposal facilities for contaminated soil in the Copenhagen area. The land based disposal facilities are however limited due to drinking water interests and due to landscape values. At the same time there is a need of expanding urban areas for development and for e.g. new harbour facilities. Is it possible to construct confined disposal facilities seawards and subsequently use the reclaimed area for development?

  Dredging and Coastal Development