Over the next 50 years, a master plan and business strategy will drive the commercial development of Portland Harbour, one of the largest man-made harbours in the world. Portland Port Authority appointed Ramboll Marine and Energy Infrastructure to create a 3D surface model of the breakwaters in advance of new construction plans.
When Liverpool's 250-metre-long floating cruise liner facility opened in 2007, large cruise liners such as Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II were able to to visit Liverpool without entering the enclosed dock system or berthing mid-river.
Boscombe Pier In Bournemouth was constructed In the 1880s from wrought iron and timber, and is a Grade II listed structure. It is the focal point of Boscombe seafront and had undergone several alterations over the years, including the construction of a theatre on its main platform. Our marine specialists provided design services for a new pier head, central windbreak, timber deck and handrails as well as developing a phased construction schedule. Falling into disrepair, the pier head had been inaccessible for over 15 years, finally closing in 2005. The renovation of the pier forms part of a larger regeneration project for Boscombe's seafront that includes an artificial surf reef, a housing development and renewal of existing buildings.The pier's listed status meant ...
The sunken Russian battleship "Murmansk" in Sørvær in northern Norway has been attempted salvaged. Norwegian contractor AF Decom was in 2009 given the contract to dismantle and remove the 211 m long warship with a dead weight of around 17.000 tons.
Ramboll has performed a technical evaluation of a new port at Sabetta on Yamal Peninsula in northern Russia. The port will provide berth, manufacturing and storage facilities for construction and maintenance of the planned Yamal LNG field.
The Port of Beirut has been rebuilt a number of times to accommodate for the growing sizes of modern container vessels. Expansion is crucial to ensure that the harbour can accommodate for the largest container vessels.
Ramboll is preparing a Master Plan for the Emirate of Fujairah (UAE). The Port of Fujairah includes one of the world’s largest oil terminals, and is the second largest bunkering port in the world. The port also contains a dry bulk terminal for export of aggregates and armour rock from the many quarries in the Emirate, a Marine services terminal, a container terminal and general cargo terminal.
The planning and conceptual design comprised the planned stage called “West option”, including a new approx. 650 m. long “deep water quay” and approx. 32 hectares of storage area in the hinterland.
Ramboll has designed an artificial reef in Hvide Sande which will both improve the conditions for surfing and serve as coastal protection.
As a part of major initiative to propel the economic growth in Gabon, the Republic of Gabon has aggressively been working on the improvement of the import and export capabilities of the seaports along the coast.
During the survey process for the establishment of a new cruise-ship terminal in Copenhagen’s North Harbour, Ramboll conducted a series of feasibility studies on the area.
King Edward Point (KEP) Research Station is owned by the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) and operated by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
Faslane Naval Base at Gare Loch west of Glasgow is home to Royal Navy's four Vanguard class Trident submarines — HMS Vanguard, HMS Victorious, HMS Vigilant and HMS Vengeance. Its shiplift is one of the largest in the world, and when confirmation of the safety case for its continued operation became necessary, our engineers provided an independent peer review and a technical assessment in support of the ultimately successful case.Facilities for submarines at Faslane consist of the huge shiplift building and three jetties to the side of it. One of the Trident submarines is always on patrol while another is in maintenance. The remaining two are on standby. Their pressurised water reactor power plants are designed to operate for seven years witho ...
Porto Montenegro Marina is part of a larger regeneration project in the Bay of Kotor — the largest natural harbour in the Adriatic Sea. Kotor itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a walled city. The marina is designed to accommodate more than 150 super yachts in berths 30m-100m long, plus 600 berths for smaller vessels, serving the high-end residential, commercial, leisure and hotel projects that complete the development. Our structural, marine and services engineers have been working on this ongoing project.The marina will consist of seven jetties, the longest of which is 250m in length and 25m wide. The smallest, which was completed first, features palm trees on its deck, imported from Spain. It also features hand carved stone paving, curbing of black basalt imported fr ...
Ramboll’s detailed design for a major upgrade of Morocco’s Jorf Lasfar facilities is being implemented while the port remains operational.
The work of our geotechnical, infrastructure and structural engineers helped make a new seafront development viable. The site previously housed a boatyard, which caused considerable contamination through seepage of fuels, paints and solvents. Coupled with this, the seafront and nearby stream, Counters Creek, constitute ecologically sensitive areas.To overcome the constraint of contamination, the entire shoreside site is sealed beneath a watertight concrete box, held in place by piles that can act in tension if water levels rise. The top of this forms a podium on which the development is founded — townhouses, apartment buildings, local shops, cafés and public land. Its height above sea level is determined by the 1 in 200 year flood. The interior of the box is used for parking. ...
Brighton Pier is a Grade II* listed building which opened in 1899. The pier head comprises structure from three distinct periods. The central core is constructed of Victorian cast iron screw piles while to the northeast corner is an area approximately 35m x 15m known as the boat deck and built in the 1930s. In the mid-1990s, the pier head was then extended, with a new structure surrounding the original construction.
Brighton Pier, on the south coast, has undergone numerous alterations since it first opened in 1899. The Grade II* listed structure is 540m long and consists of a stem and head that date from three distinct periods. The 1930s ‘boat deck’ — an area approximately 35m x 15m in size — was found to be in poor condition. Our marine structural and geotechnical engineers were employed to design a sympathetic replacement scheme.Awkward access and a lack of accurate records made it difficult to identify the boat deck’s composition. Modern laser scanning techniques helped determine the existing geometry. The central core of the pier is its grid of Victorian-era cast iron screw piles. In the mid 1990s the pier head had been extended and the new structure surrounded the original. Adding to ...
Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd (GMEL) intend to establish a new port as part of an integrated Concentrator and Refinery facility in Kvanefjeld, Greenland, for the Kvanefjeld Rare Earth and Uranium Project. Ramboll has covered the port and logistics part of the total project and prepared a Port Feasibility Study, which demonstrates the technical feasibility of the future Kvanefjeld Port.
DONG Oil Pipe A/S intends to establish a new LPG loading facility in Port of Skærbæk. The LPG is a byproduct from the process of stabilizing incoming "live crude oil" from the Danish North Sea offshore oil fields.
Ramboll has performed a project for a 1300 meter long new fairway at Masnedø Østflak south-east of Vordingborg. The project included all relevant studies, including geotechnical, geophysical and environmental studies as well as studies of the navigational safety.
The design and development of a lay-by berth within the Solent Maritime Special Area of Conservation (SAC) set a precedent for navigating changes to the marine licensing process. The project upholds habitat conservation objectives for the SAC, whilst benefiting the wider Isle of Wight economy with increased freight movements across the Solent.
Media City footbridge forms a visual landmark and sculptural gateway to the vibrant MediaCityUK site, part of the Salford Quays regeneration on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Together with our partners we designed a bridge that met the dual 20m headroom requirements for ships.
The revival of the Western Docks is the Port of Dover’s flagship development project and the £230m marine structures and bridge contract is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port. Ramboll has been appointed as designer for the marine civil engineering stage.
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) is a Government of India undertaking, building vessels of many types — mostly for the government itself. Its shipyards are located on the River Hooghly in Kolkata. Together with our associated sub-consultants Appledore International, TK Roy & Associates and Intercon Maritime Consultants, we provided design and masterplanning services for the modernisation of the Garden Reach Shipyard.The main yard’s existing facilities included a dry dock, building berth, slipway, workshops and hull fabrication shops. The team carried out studies of existing shipyard processes, and of measures that would raise performance at Garden Reach to the level of a high quality modern yard. The main yard has being reorganised to incorporate additional faci ...
Our engineers undertook a full structural inspection of Hastings Pier in parallel with a heritage evaluation by our archaeologist, to provide guidance on repair options.
In a joint venture with French partner Sofregaz, Ramboll will develop an integrated gas-to-power project for Morocco’s state power and water utility ONEE.
Sri Lanka Ports Authorities (SLPA) is planning to develop a new major greenfield seaport in Hambantota, situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Hambantota Port is expected to relieve Colombo Port and is intended to support the growing demand for servicing large vessels.
Jutting out into the River Thames from Gabriel’s Pier, stood Head Above Water, a 9-meter-high, interactive, Cross Laminated Timber sculpture. Creating a dramatic change to London’s skyline its intention was to provoke discussion to end mental health-related stigma and discrimination.
This project ensured the continual safe operation of one of the UK’s most critical pieces of infrastructure. It involved asset management and capacity enhancement as part of the upgrade of existing berths to accommodate larger VLCC vessels at ExxonMobil’s Fawley Oil Refinery
Baltimore Lifeboat Station, on the south west tip of Ireland, has been extended and remodelled to accommodate the needs of crews for the inshore and all-weather lifeboats. Facilities have been improved further by creating an adjacent pontoon berth. Our team provided geotechnical, marine, structural and building services engineering and project management.The station building (c.1913) is an early example of reinforced concrete construction and has been refurbished and enlarged by the addition of a new steel frame extension, roofed with slate to match the existing. The station’s slipway has been modified so that RNLI Baltimore’s Atlantic 75B class inshore lifeboat Bessie can be launched directly from the boathouse. A water-source heat pump uses seawater to supply backgro ...
Appointed by NERC as Technical Advisors to BAS (British Antarctic Survey), Ramboll is providing specialist engineering and consultancy services for seven years. Delivering a host of projects within the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP), BAS and its Technical Advisors (including NORR Architects and Turner & Townsend) are preparing for one of the world’s most advanced Polar research ships - the RRS Sir David Attenborough, which will be ready for operation from 2019.
Located in South Georgia – one of the richest wildlife sites in the world - the Bird Island Research Station upgrade was the first project to be completed under the ongoing Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation programme, which will transform how British Antarctic Survey (BAS) enables and supports frontier science.
Ramboll provided the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for Phase 2 of the Ras Laffan Port Expansion Project.
Ramboll has performed a feasibility study for a combined new Sangley Airport and Seaport Project in Manila, Philippines, envisaged as the new gateway to Manila and the Philippines.
The Port of Helsinki officially opened the new cargo port at Vuosaari, Helsinki on 28 November 2008, which Ramboll helped realise. Finland’s new main port offers efficient transport with frequent shipping services to Central European ports as well as direct connections to the entire Finnish main road and railway network.
The Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation (AIM) programme to support world-class science through an upgrade of British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research stations and infrastructure includes preparations for one of the world’s most advanced Polar research ships - the RRS Sir David Attenborough.
We are working closely with the architect on a greenfield development on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, south west of Sutomore, creating a 3D digital model to determine the optimum roof forms. Ramboll is providing masterplanning, structural, building services, façade, acoustic, geotechnical and marine engineering services for the project, which includes detached housing, apartments, a spa with hotel, restaurants, retail areas and associated infrastructure.The site is fringed with heavily wooded slopes to the west and south, with a grassy plateau in the central area. A steep rocky peninsula forms its southern tip. The area is seismically active and the ground conditions are being assessed further for the detailed geotechnical design. The buildings are concrete frame with pad found ...
The much loved Victorian pleasure pier at Hastings has risen like a phoenix following decades of abuse, thanks to a group of local people and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Ramboll played a key role in the restoration and regeneration of Hastings Pier, offering strategic advice to both the Pier Trust and Hastings Borough Council.
The competition-winning design for the second road bridge crossing in Poole Harbour is a steel bascule bridge known as ‘Twin Sails’ for its distinctive silhouette when open …
The All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC) at the RNLI Headquarters, Poole is a modern life boat manufacturing facility that has secured the charity’s lifeboat building supply chain for the next 30 years.
Elsinore Harbour is the home of a new subterranean maritime museum. Ramboll has made the subterranean museum possible, with its innovative solutions and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The museum is one of a kind – also on an international scale. It is situated underground and under the sea level, encircling a 150m dry dock where the wharf used to be.
As part of the Fehmarn Belt tunnel project, the 110 km railway line between Ringsted and the Fehmarn-link in Rødby will undergo a comprehensive upgrade. The project includes raising the speed limit to 200 km/h and expansion from single to double track between Vordingborg and Rødby. Existing railway stations will be rebuilt and a new station will be built in Holeby. All of this in order to ensure a quick and efficient transportation of cargo and passengers to Germany.
Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.
In the future Scandinavia and the rest of Europe will be connected by the world's longest road and rail tunnel.