Tests Underway for Nigg Bay

Plans for additional harbor facilities at Nigg Bay came to life two days ago when Members of the Board visited HR Wallingfords 1/60th three dimensional model of the potential project.

The model has been developed to allow, in conjunction with complimentary 2D modelling, a series of hydraulic physical tests to be carried out, verifying the performance of the harbor’s breakwaters and quays under a range of wave conditions.

The principle aim of this work is to refine the current design and, ultimately, ensure the new facilities are safe and operational efficient.

Background

The busy Port of Aberdeen handles around 8,000 vessel arrivals and 5 million tonnes of cargo a year. It is almost at its maximum capacity due to high levels of traffic, and the growth potential for the future is significant across several sectors.

Its unique position at the heart of the city means that there is limited capacity to handle rising vessel numbers, and the growing trend for new, larger, multi-purpose vessels in the oil and gas sector has created a demand for deep water berthing which the current facilities cannot fully support.

In light of this, and with a view to opening up the potential for new business streams such as larger cruise ships and providing significant support for the renewables sector, the Board commenced a feasibility study in 2012 into a development plan that would see the Port expand into Nigg Bay, to the south of the existing harbor.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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