A full range of services
Our specialist engineers and consultants provide a comprehensive range of services to clients in the ports, marine and maritime sectors. These clients include port authorities and operators, developers and investors, financial institutions and local government authorities. We have completed major port projects in the UK and Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia — with completed schemes in more than 35 countries.
We undertake large and small-scale projects, and apply our considerable experience and technical knowledge to all development phases, from planning and pre-feasibility studies to masterplanning, design, construction and asset management. Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to provide all the expertise needed to realise complex programme life cycles.
As with all our work, a commitment to sustainability underpins what we do. Specifically, we provide expertise in the maintenance of healthy marine environments. Our specialists are experienced in shoreline management, coastal defence, marine ecology and flood protection.
We often partner with firms local to projects, working closely with them, sharing knowledge and learning about local conditions and economies. Through these partnerships, we ensure that solutions are effective and appropriate.
Careful conceptual planning is essential to ensure facilities meet current needs while also allowing for future adaptation to suit changing requirements, particularly for large port projects. One of our particular strengths is the preparation of detailed feasibility studies that aid project conceptualisation in the critical early stages, when funding is often an important driver. Our feasibility studies have helped many clients secure finance for projects, notably from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
Asset management is another key Ramboll capability. We undertake site investigations — topographic, geotechnical and environmental — and structural condition surveys, for which we use our own diving engineers where needed. The resulting analyses are used as the basis for targeted refurbishment schemes to extend design life.
In the marine environment, where design life is typically no longer than 50 years, timing is everything — life spans may be extended at reasonable cost only if maintenance issues are identified in good time. Our consultants are sensitive to the commercial pressures clients face and we provide solutions designed to mitigate risk and meet budget constraints.