There are extensive coastlines and port facilities Ireland, the UK and the Middle East. ByrneLooby has a strong marine design capability, structured to respond to the opportunities in each location. Marine engineering covers an array of specialist subject areas, including modelling currents and waves, the design of marine facilities and expertise in marine biology and aquaculture. ByrneLooby have senior specialists working across all these areas, developing efficient and sustainable solutions for our marine sector clients.
Ports & Harbours
Over 90% of the world’s goods are moved by sea, with many commercial ports increasing their capacity as volumes increase. ByrneLooby has designed many commercial port facilities, sized to accommodate some of the world’s largest ships. These complex civil engineering projects require expertise in regulation and permitting, master planning, quay wall design, harbour dredging, marine ecology and many other specialist areas. ByrneLooby has also completed the design of many small craft facilities including floating marinas and fishing harbours.
Many natural coastlines are under threat of erosion from wind, wave and tidal influences. New coastlines, created as a result of land reclamation, can also be vulnerable to these effects. Marine engineers at ByrneLooby are experts at conducting oceanographic surveys to understand coastal conditions and use this data to develop robust coastal protection measures. We have designed schemes incorporating seawalls, breakwaters, revetments, groynes and jetties, successfully protecting coastlines and communities for the next century and beyond.
Coastal modelling involves using sophisticated simulation software to examine complex hydrodynamic and meteorological conditions acting at a marine site. We have worked extensively with these models to investigate sediment transportation, wave penetration, oil spill and dredge plume dispersion, along with predicting hydrodynamic forces acting on marine structures. Numerical modelling allows our marine engineers to understand the interaction of marine facilities with the natural environment, incorporating climate change and future development effects.