Ports and hydraulic engineering

Ports and hydraulic engineering is a field that embraces the entire wet and dry infrastructure at the interface of land and water. Our job is to ensure safety in this transitional area. We leverage the world-acclaimed Dutch knowledge of hydraulic engineering in many countries. Our recommendations cover the entire lifecycle. We specialise in the preparation (feasibility and design), work supervision and maintenance phases. Each contract is special, requires customisation and requires the correct use of various disciplines and expert innovation.

For more than six years, Witteveen+Bos Kazakhstan is involved in infrastructure development for the Kashagan Oil Field in the North Caspian Sea, operated by Agip KCO. Witteveen+Bos Kazakhstan is Agip KCO's main consultant for studies, design work, engineering and construction supervision for all major offshore civil and marine works. This comprises several foundation berms for the grounded drilling barge Sunkar and, up to 2004, four artificial islands for oil exploration and production drilling.

We are working in the following disciplines:

  • Ports and waterways
  • Flood defences
  • Coastal and shore work
  • Hydrodynamics and morphology
  • Land reclamation
  • Geo-engineering
  • Land usage