Search results for: Modelling

299 results

A list of search results

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Water managers are continuously making decisions to guarantee water safety. These decisions relate to the short term, for example ongoing droughts or, precisely, when there is a risk of flooding. But they can also affect the long term given the more extreme events caused by climate change. All these decisions have one thing in common: […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    In order to obtain approval from the authorities to undertake dredging activities it is usually a requirement to predict the expected sediment spill and assess potential consequences for the environment. Today, this work is time consuming, costly and relies on highly skilled modelling experts. DHI’s new cloud-based service is about to completely transform modelling of […]

  • 25 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    A 3D scale model of a Nigerian beach near Lagos has been put through its paces this month in HR Wallingford’s modelling hall. New coastal defenses are needed where the beach has retreated at the residential Maiyegun Beach Estate following major development farther along the coast. The designers of the coastal protection scheme, CDR International, asked […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    New guidelines for dredge plume modelling are currently being developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in partnership with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI). Dredging activities form part of many coastal developments in Australia, ranging from small maintenance activities to large scale dredging campaigns which involve the removal of large […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released in its latest Terra et Aqua an article named ‘Innovative Modelling: A Tool for Coastal Developments’. There are numerous examples across the globe that attest to environmental damages and detrimental economic consequences that coastal developments can potentially cause if they are not carefully designed, the article […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Conwy County Borough Council recently hired HR Wallingford to conduct physical modelling of the Colwyn Bay’s new beach defenses. “The Council wants to assure the longevity of the new beach, which has to date involved the placing of approximately 500,000m³ of dredged material, and has commissioned HR Wallingford to conduct physical modelling to estimate its future […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gravel beaches occur on many wave-dominated coasts across the world and are widely considered an effective and sustainable form of coastal defense. Despite their societal importance, relatively little research has been directed towards understanding the mechanisms leading to their failure during storms. As a result, coastal managers have very limited guidance when estimating the potential […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Rt. Hon. the Lord Heseltine CH will be amongst the first to see some of the world’s most sophisticated marine modelling facilities in operation today when he officially opens HR Wallingford’s UK Ship Simulation Centre and the Fast Flow Facility at Howbery Business Park in Oxfordshire. Developments in the ocean can be high risk; […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New FOI documents revealed that the conclusions from modelling of deep ocean currents published by GBRMPA in 2013, were fiercely disputed by the Queensland Ports Association (QPA) because the results called into question all previous port modelling and monitoring, North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) said. “The new FOI documents show that experts raised serious doubts […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    According to media reports late yesterday, documents released under FOI show the Australian Institute of Marine Science raised concerns about the inadequacy of modelling to measure how far dredge spoil dumped in the Great Barrier Reef for the Abbot Point coal port would travel.   “It appears the government’s own marine research agency was warning […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    New Plymouth District Council has modelled the flooding that would occur if any of the city’s three flood detention dams were to fail while full of water. The chance of this happening is remote, however the modelling is required as part of the Government’s dam safety regulations. “Basically we’re required to look at the worst-case […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh and Iain Roberts, Maritime Engineer at Atkins, attended at the recent physical modelling tests for the Cowes breakwater, carried out at the specialist Deltares hydrodynamic test centre in Delft, the Netherlands, on 20th March. They were joined throughout the three-day testing sequence by the chief designer responsible for the […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    DHI Water and Environment will host a 2 day conference in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 10th and 11th February 2014. The objective of the workshop is to highlight the application of hydraulic modelling using DHI MIKE software to challenging water related problems in the marine, terrestrial and urban water environments. Amongst others, the workshop will […]

  • 20 September 2013

    On Thursday 26 September (11:00 CEST) Deltares is setting up a webinar entitled: “Modelling pipeline hydraulics in WANDA: Basic Wanda usage”. The webinar is presented by Michiel Tukker and Sam van der Zwan (Deltares). WANDA is a powerful and user-friendly program for the hydraulic design and optimization of pipeline systems. Both engineers and operators use […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Business development

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has asked HR Wallingford for support in its continual quest to maximise the potential of this crucial maritime route. HR Wallingford is to supply numerical and physical modelling systems to the SCA, which will help it to further develop the canal, ports and coastline, keeping it abreast with the evolution […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Colac Otway Shire, a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, is calling on the State Government to commit $4.3 million to urgently address coastal erosion which is severely impacting the coastline in and around Apollo Bay. Colac Otway Mayor, Cr Jason Schram, said that the Council had been advocating […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deltares, in cooperation with the World Bank, is working on a study in the Caribbean to assess the impact of sea level rise and resilience potential of 17 countries in the region. The aim of the study is to derive proxies to estimate the resilient potential of each country in the region and their potential […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    This month, dredging work in the area around Vancouver Container Terminal will continue, informs the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. In their latest update on the Centerm Expansion Project, the port authority announced that they have received federal approval to continue dredging in the western expansion until April 5, 2020. “Dredging in the western expansion will […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford has announced that their dredging management course is set to take place on 25-26 March in Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK. This course provides an introduction to the subject of dredging and will assist those who are responsible for commissioning and managing dredging contractors and those who regulate dredging. “Over the two days, our […]

  • 15 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Following the success of the DYNAREV experiment in the summer of 2017, a second Bath-led laboratory experiment on a low cost style of dynamic revetment was carried out in collaboration with researchers from institutions in both Europe and Brazil, supported by GCRF funding. Traditionally, coastal protection uses solutions such as sea walls or beach nourishment. […]

  • 30 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal IHC, a supplier of equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets, has just released another update from the reservoir dredging pilot scheme in India. According to their official announcement, “with the arrival of all IHC equipment and the work boat on site of our reservoir dredging pilot in India, […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal IHC has just released another update from the reservoir dredging pilot scheme in India, saying that a downstream HDPE discharge pipeline has been placed from dam to disposal site. For the floating pipeline, locally sourced drums will be used as floaters and are attached to the pipeline. “One of the goals of this pilot […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Sam Hearn, Nepean Councillors Bryan Payne and Hugh Fraser and John Baker CEO are leading a plan with DELWP and scientists to restore Portsea beach. Aided by David Kramer from the Futurefish Foundation, who has a history of steering tricky but successful State Government funded projects, Mr Kramer has joined Mayor […]

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Preparation is underway for the execution of the circular sediment management plan for a reservoir dredging work in India, Royal IHC said in their latest project update.  The HDPE pipelines, geotextile tubes and non-woven material have arrived on site. The pontoon and workboat that will be used for operating the TT-pump were hired locally and […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging consultants from a consortium of Dutch companies including Royal IHC, Deltares and NETICS have prepared a full-scale pilot project to implement a circular sediment management plan for a reservoir dredging work in India. For the majority of dams that have been clogged up during the past decades, the active removal of sediment from these […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging companies are able to better plan their schedules in advance thanks to a new service which can provide improved forecasting of sediment plumes caused by dredging, HR Wallingford said in its latest announcement.  The service enables dredging contractors to improve their ‘adaptive management’ of dredging works thereby helping to ensure that environmental objectives are […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford presented the results from a study using their largest ever physical model of a mobile bed to the Corsican authorities earlier this month. The model was built to examine the long-term impact on the nearby beach of developing a new port in Bastia. “We used the model, which represented 6km of coastline to […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Industry in the Pilbara will be able to further maximize tonnages through the Port of Port Hedland with potential shipping capacity at the port increased by 40 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 617Mtpa, an increase of 6.9 per cent. The increased capacity will allow all port users more capacity above their allocated tonnages by […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    On-site environmental investigations for the McGowan Government’s Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland have officially started, the Government of Western Australia reports.  The State Government has engaged consultants to assist in preparing the environmental impact assessment of the marina project, with O2 Marine to conduct field investigations in Port Hedland from today. The work includes […]