UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ALMAMZAR RECREATION AREA
Project Manager for the design and construction
of a series of offshore breakwaters and the design study for the
development of Khor Al Mamzar and the mathematical modelling
of the complex coastal lagoon area, leading to the specification
of engineering works to maintain the navigability of the lagoon inlet.
The work for the Dubai Municipality, who were the Client, included
wave modelling, specification and contract documents for the
breakwaters and new beaches, mathematical modelling of water
circulation, quality and sediment transport, inclusion of both
wave and current effects, specification and contracts for engineering
measures to allow a navigable channel to be maintained and
post construction monitoring.
DAS ISLAND STUDIES
15 years of study and design for a number of coastal protection works, as well as the
dredging of the accretion in Das harbour, determining the sources
of the sediment and proposing options for dealing with the problem.
The work for the Client, the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company,
included sediment sampling of entire nearshore zone, sediment
pathway trend analysis, mathematical modelling of waves, currents
and sediment transport, modelling of beach development in response
to coastal structures, cost estimates of options, including various groyne
layouts and revetment designs and contract documents for the flare
stack area on the NW coast.
Project Management of study and preliminary design for
eight detention dams, detailed design for six dams and supervision of
construction for five ie Guor, Zikt, Hadf, Wurayyah and Tawiyaeen.
These dams were rockfill, varying in height up to 24m and in crest
length up to 900m. I was also responsible for the design and construction
of the 21m high concrete gravity dam at Khor Fakkan.
The work for the Client, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries,
included feasibility studies, site investigation, detailed design,
utilisation of local materials, construction supervision, rock and
alluvium foundations, diaphragm walls, foundation grouting and
rock armoured spillways. The cost of the dams was some USD60 million.
The dams have been very successful in recharging the local
The work was carried out between 1975 and 1983.
JEBEL ALI HOTEL AND YACHT MARINA
Advised the team on the design for the 280 suite hotel marina complex
at Jebel Ali, which was opened in November 1981,and
Project Managed its subsequent extension. The marina can
accommodate 150 ocean-going yachts and has a large
'free form' swimming pool. Its breakwater was extended in 1982.
JUMEIRAH BEACH STUDY
Project Management of a study to establish a strategy to
stabilise over 30km of developed coastline, which was eroding.
The Client was the Dubai Municipality and the work over 5 years
involves coastal and hydrographic surveys, mathematical
modelling, preliminary design and costings and establishing
sand sources and supply.
PORT OF JEBEL ALI
Part of the team for the design of the new Jebel Ali port
development in Dubai from 1976 to 1983. The work involved the
design of one of the world�s largest construction projects, the new
harbour being the focal point of a major industrial development.
Responsible for the breakwater design and dredging.
The work for His Highness, the Ruler of Dubai on this USD1.3 billion
development involved the design and supervision of 66 deepwater
berths comprising container, dry bulk and general cargo terminals,
3.3km of breakwaters, 75 million cubic metres of dredging in weak
sandstone and breccia, where in the 17km approach channel,
the rock was blasted and removed by dipper dredgers.
2 years site supervision of the construction of Port Offices,
warehousing, the container terminal, water towers and tanks,
sewerage works and a very large casting yard.
RESTORATION OF JEBEL ALI BEACH
Project Management of a study to review the condition and
to outline options for restoring an eighteen kilometre stretch of
undeveloped coastline, which has suffered deterioration due to
extensive sand winning activities in the 1970s.
The Client was the Dubai Municipality and the work included
the acquisition and process of digital satellite and aerial images,
digital topographic and bathymetric mapping, geophysical
surveys to identify sand sources and coral reefs, mathematical
modelling, environmental and ecological surveys and costed