Ramboll Wins Design Contract for New Port in Bangladesh

In collaboration with local and international partners, Ramboll has been engaged to undertake a feasibility study and master plan for a new multi-purpose port in Bangladesh.

The port will be central to a special economic zone being established in Mirasarai, north of Chittagong.

The project involves wide-ranging environmental and traffic impact assessments, and economic feasibility studies as well as operational and port planning and the design of quay walls and breakwaters.

According to Ralph Bjørndal, Project Director in International Transport Studies at Ramboll, one of the main technical challenges of the project is its unique location. “As this area is a flood plain, tons of sediment is washed up on a daily basis. This means that a significant part of our study will also concern a detailed analysis of the coastal hydraulic conditions, including sediment transport in the upstream river delta and the Feni-Mirasarai River.

The area is also prone to severe weather, particularly the cyclones that are prevalent along the coastline during the summer months. “This puts unique demands on the infrastructure and means the port has to withstand tough conditions, and marine structures must be designed to prevent flooding and serious damage,” added Bjørndal.

Valued at over 1.5 million EUR, the contract stipulates the possibility of continued cooperation for the next phase of the project, which includes the design and the establishment of the port.

 

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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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