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Design of marine structures and coastal protection
Design of marine structures and coastal protection
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Ports, coastal engineering & waterways

The development of port infrastructure has had great growth in the 20th century and is trend is expected to continue in the near future. It is an exciting task providing the infrastructure required in an increasingly globalizing context. The complexity of their engineering solutions and the uniqueness of each project make this a fascinating engineering work and a constant challenge. Therefore, a strong technical expertise are the key to a successful project in this field.

In turn, because of its geographical location, port infrastructure is closely related to the natural processes of the sea, the coast, estuaries and rivers. It is a subject that requires experience to connect the different variables that come together in these complex physical environments: weather and ocean conditions, wind, tides, waves, hydrodynamics, sediment. All these variables comprise highly relevant information and the starting point for functional and structural design, for both port structures (port layout, breakwater, access channels, docks, dredging, ...) and structures for coastal protection (dikes, breakwaters, dredging, erosion protection and scour, regeneration and restoration of beaches, water intakes, spillways, water quality).

And pushing farther inland, waterways and rivers are transport alternatives increasingly taken into account that integrate ports with site production and consumption centers. Implementation and maintenance of these waterways include navigation channel design, implementation of hydraulic Works, dredging and economic studies to minimize maintenance costs. Harnessing of rivers shared with many stakeholders (navigation, recreation, ecological environments, flood control, irrigation and water supply) makes that the development of these infrastructure projects is also a work with great challenges.

The technical expertise of TORGUN and its staff is a valuable asset that is offered for studies in these fields. This experience is potentiated with references in previous international projects working in multidisciplinary teams and following recognized international standards and norms. All this baggage facilitates the execution and accurately guides the projects wherever it participates. The well recognized experience of the low land of Belgium in of ports, waterways, coasts and river projects is also a reference for TORGUN. We are driven by the interest of finding solutions!


  • Port layout
  • Access channels
  • Breakwaters
  • Jetties
  • Mooring and berthing
  • Availability/downtime studies
  • Hydrodynamic modelling
  • Sedimentation and siltation
  • Mud & sand dynamics
  • Wave modelling
  • Water quality
  • Intakes and outfalls
  • Coastal impact assessment
  • Coastline erosion and morphology
  • Coastal planning & development
  • Coastal protection
  • Functional and structural design of coastal protection structures (groins, seawalls, revetments, breakwaters, …)
  • Geotubes
  • Scour and bed protection
  • River hydrodynamics
  • River sediment transport and morphology
  • Design of waterways
  • Design of river training works (groins, bottom sills, inlets and outlets, dikes, bank protection, …)

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