20 Jun 2017

Three of Royal HaskoningDHV’s maritime experts will present at Coasts and Ports 2017 – the pre-eminent sector conference in the Australasian region.

Taking place from 21-23 June, the three day conference – sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV – will explore the theme of ‘Working with Nature’, and will include keynote speakers, exhibitions, technical presentations, field trips and numerous networking opportunities.

Royal HaskoningDHV experts will present case studies relating to topics including dredging and reclamation, breakwaters and coastal structures, and sustainability and stakeholder engagement.

James Donald, Coastal and Metocean Engineer, will outline our learnings from a project at the Port of Hay Point. Greg Britton, Coastal and Maritime Engineer will detail our work around breakwater design, contract strategy and construction at Shell Cove Boat Harbour, while Gosse de Boer, Port Engineer and Marina Developer will elaborate on his ecosystem-based framework for marina development, by means of a case study in Mauritius.

Held in Cairns, Queensland, the conference is aimed at bringing together multidisciplinary professionals from across the sector, and will publicise the persisting importance of coastal engineering problems.

The Royal HaskoningDHV speakers will present on their areas of expertise, including metocean data collection and analysis, coastal numerical modelling, coastal and maritime infrastructure design, contracting strategy and construction management, recreational vessel facilities, and the primary consideration of environment and sustainability in the development of infrastructure in the coastal zone.

Dan Messiter, Director, Maritime and Aviation Australia said, “Royal HaskoningDHV’s breadth of expertise in maritime engineering means that we are well-placed to contribute to an industry event such as this.

“We’ll be showcasing the cutting edge technology that we develop and apply in our everyday work in collaboration with our client partners, and look forward to exchanging ideas and lessons learned with our peers across the industry.”