Senior Coastal & Maritime Engineer
The risk of natural disasters in ageing ports was evident in the 2007 cyclone that affected Port Hedland, where sustained damage meant older edifices needed restructuring. Similarly, 2018 saw the Port of Salalah in Oman experience a tropical cyclone that affected all cargo operations.
Ensuring port assets are future-proofed for extreme weather events are integral to the ongoing maintenance of marine structures. Scott Collins will discuss a number of Aurecon projects where they prevented cyclone damage to ageing ports that had yet to invest in stronger infrastructure. Scott’s session will include several project case studies.
- Using drones and automated technology for cyclone control
- Understanding innovative financial models for maintenance and funding
- Constructing structures that will withstand winds up to 122 km/h