Aqaba New Port
The Aqaba New Port development was a significant project of national importance in Jordan and involved the full relocation of Aqaba Port to a new location within the southern industrial zone of ASEZA near the border with Saudi Arabia. ByrneLooby were appointed to provide value engineered solutions including the design of the new quay wall for this US$110m new build port on the Jordanian coastline.
As the civil, structural and geotechnical designer on the Aqaba New Port project, ByrneLooby in Galway were involved at an early stage in designing a number of aspects for the scheme, from initial concept drawings through to completed detailed designs. Designs for the marine services harbour, dredging and reclamation work were also provided by ByrneLooby.
ByrneLooby designed a solution that had to meet strict corrosion and structural requirements whist also being suitably robust to withstand seismic activity and the potential for liquefaction. ByrneLooby explored many value engineering solutions with the client, many of which were ultimately adopted and utilised in the design. These included spiral welded tubular steel combi piles, the redesign of the tie back anchor system and a number of precast elements. These solutions resulted in an improvement in durability and program and were ultimately cost effective to the client.