A delegation from the Port of Qingdao in Shandong Province, China recently visited HR Wallingford to explore ways to address the technical and environmental challenges faced by their expanding operations.
The Qingdao Port Directors meet maritime specialists from HR Wallingford to discuss issues relating to port development planning, dredging, navigation and the environment.
Dr Andrew Brown, Business Development Director, welcomed Qingdao on behalf of HR Wallingford.
“HR Wallingford’s maritime expertise is recognized internationally. We were delighted to welcome representatives from the Port of Qingdao to share our expertise and help them find a way forward for their operations,” he said.
They also toured HR Wallingford’s extensive physical modelling facilities and the UK Ship Simulation Centre to see first- how these facilities are used to optimise port design and operation.