Ports & Marine
As one of the largest independent Ports and Maritime consultancies in Australia, WGA delivers robust and innovative solutions that pay respect to environmental, social and economic factors.
With a dedicated team of maritime and coastal engineers across Australia and New Zealand, we have a comprehensive understanding of the design considerations unique to the marine environment, including issues relating to materials durability, wave loads, ship berthing forces, tidal movements and working on / over water and in remote locations. We provide maritime engineering expertise including port planning, feasibility studies, inspections, engineering design, project management and construction supervision.
Our coastal team has broad capability with metocean data collection facilitation and the capacity to use state of the art numerical models to predict hydrodynamic, wave, sediment transport and scour in coastal environments.
We also offer project management of multi-disciplinary teams including design, analysis, documentation and inspection – from early concept through feasibility, to construction and commissioning.
Our team has extensive experience in the following areas of the Ports & Marine sector:
- Port planning & feasibility studies
- Trans-shipment studies
- Channel design
- Gangways & access structures
- Coastal processes & coastal protection
- Dredging assessments
- Berthing analyses mooring studies
- Seawalls & breakwaters
- Marine infrastructure
- Aids to navigation
- Jetties & wharves
- Load-out facilities
- Marine piling / sheet-piling
- Barge & pontoon design
- Ship-lifts, slipways & boat cradles
- Port cranes & container handling equipment
- Marinas & boat ramps
- Temporary works & access
- Marine demolition & salvage
- Load capacity assessments
- Condition assessments & corrosion studies