With dredging responsibility for 11 municipalities along the environmentally sensitive Tagus estuary, the Port Authority of Lisbon needed an integrated strategic dredging plan. After detailed studies, they got it.
The Stanford University Policy and Engineering Responses to Sea Level Rise (SUPERSLR) project is examining various solutions and the constraints for worldwide ports which could face the challenges of sea-level rise all at roughly the same time.
A state-of-the-art 3D plume model, used at the Ras Laffan Port Expansion project, simulates alternative disposal scenarios and helps develop Safe Disposal Maps.
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.
Dredging and Valorisation: Treatment of Contaminated Dredged Material in the Port of Dunkirk, France
To meet recent legislative requirements in France, the Port Authority of Dunkirk has pioneered a new method for dewatering contaminated dredged material and readying it for further use.
Protests from some members of the public and by local media led both the client and contractor to work together to reassess and improve their communications with stakeholders.
Lessons learnt when planning the construction of the new Rotterdam port extension about the uncertainties of environmental effects on a Natura 2000 site may be applicable to other situations.