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Coastal & Ocean 


Complex and highly dynamic coastal and ocean environments present enormous challenges for marine infrastructure and port developments.  The most capital intensive elements typically include coastal structures, shore protection and dredging works.  Our customers are looking for innovative designs that can improve the overall cost-effectiveness of their projects, allowing them to make sound investment decisions.

In these types of projects, investment costs can be high but so too are the inherent risks.  Our customers need this risk mitigated through designs that provide high reliability, constructability and maintainability.  Delivering these projects successfully requires a multidisciplinary approach, with coastal and ocean engineering expertise in:

  • Catastrophic event management and prevention
  • Quantification and mitigation of coastal impacts
  • Optimization of ports and terminals design
  • Optimization of major coastal structures and systems design
  • Planning and execution of large-scale dredging and land reclamation works


Our Coastal & Ocean Consultants have wide-ranging capabilities and a depth of expertise that allows them to deliver cost-effective, environmentally responsible projects, compliant with regulatory requirements.  From initial quarry investigations, environmental data acquisition and numerical modeling, through to risk analysis and construction logistics, our consultants provide services for all types of facilities across coastal, ocean and estuarine environments.

  • Coastal processes and morphodynamic modeling
  • Cyclone and typhoon modeling
  • Oil spill modeling
  • Numerical modeling of wave agitation and vessel motions
  • Navigation simulations
  • Sediment transport and water quality modeling
  • Real time data acquisition and monitoring systems
  • Risk analysis and planning
  • Constructability and lifecycle costs analysis
  • Modeling of wave structure and soil structure interaction
  • Physical hydraulic model testing
  • Integrated services for breakwater planning and design
  • Environmental management planning
  • Environmental monitoring planning, including ‘diverless’ solutions
  • Total dredging solutions
  • Execution planning


Chris Carr
Managing Consultant
+ (540) 622-6385

Jan Matthé
+1 778 945 5435

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