Design & Construction

Design & Construction

Independent Port Consultants (IPC) members have the experience and expertise to deliver technical advisory services over a wide scope in the maritime ports business.

Our projects have included container terminals, LNG and petrochemical facilities, cruise facilities, ferry terminals, general cargo, fishing harbours and marinas. Technical work has covered quay and jetty design, dredging, groynes, revetments, breakwaters, beach replenishment, seawalls, port design reviews, master planning, coastal modelling, navigation simulation, mooring and berthing assessments, structural analysis and expert witness work.

We advise clients on project development scope, manage fieldwork studies (geotechnical, metocean etc), manage delivery teams, prepare project cost estimates / programmes, tender documentation, advise on procurement strategy and award processes, as well as during construction.

Assess capacity to match demand

Optimise existing/new facilities & plan changes

Development location/options assessment

Forward phased development programme

Layout, capacity options for proposed development

Site field data collection, technical studies (structural, mooring, navigation, metocean)

Technical solution(s), cost estimates and implementation programmes

Wave, current sediment assessments & modelling

Mooring & navigation studies

Harbour layout optimisation

Channel/dredging design & strategy

Detailed design studies

Quays, jetties, yards, road/rail access, gate complexes, port buildings

Design reviews

Procurement strategy, tender documentation, tender evaluations

Quay cranes, yard cranes

Terminal horizontal movement equipment

Bulk loaders/unloaders, conveyors, storage silos

Owners Technical Advisor

Risk assessments

Due diligence

Construction reviews

Project management

Contract administration support

Dispute resolution