Pieter Bakker

Pieter Bakker obtained his Master Degree in Civil Engineering from the Delft Technical University in 2001. Since then he has been working at Delta Marine Consultants as a coastal engineer involved in many offshore and coastal projects such as breakwaters, artificial reefs, dredging operations, offshore wind farms, heat recirculation studies and port operability assessments.

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Articles By Pieter Bakker

Breakwater Rehabilitation Project at the Port of Poti, Georgia
Breakwater Rehabilitation Project at the Port of Poti, Georgia

Finally, after 200 years, the breakwater at Poti on the Black Sea has been repaired in a way that will reduce the need for maintenance and limit the port’s down-time.

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Reduction of Hurricane Impact by Re-Creation of Marshlands and Barrier Islands
Reduction of Hurricane Impact by Re-Creation of Marshlands and Barrier Islands

Looking at New Orleans, a feasibility study demonstrates that the dangerous threat of damage from hurricane storm-surge can be mitigated by using modern coastal engineering and lessons learnt elsewhere.

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Introduction of the Xbloc® Breakwater Armour Unit
Introduction of the Xbloc® Breakwater Armour Unit

A new, six-sided concrete armour unit provides a cost-effective solution for the age-old challenge of protecting harbours and the shorelines from severe wave action.

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