Technical Investment Advice

The development of a new port or terminal facility is a major capital investment that requires careful design and planning. We provide technical advice and expertise to investors and insurers to assist in the final investment decision.

Our Maritime Civil Engineers, Master Mariners, Marine Engineers and Naval Architects have a wealth of practical and professional experience in the design, assessment, procurement, construction and operation of a wide range of port and harbour facilities.  We have particular expertise in the marine aspects of port and terminal designs

This technical and operational expertise allows us to provide invaluable engineering and operational advice, whether as part of a multi-disciplinary team or as a sole consultant, to the process that leads to the final investment decision, as part of the risk mitigation strategy.

We can provide advice on a wide range of issues including:

  • Defining functional requirements
  • Assessing the functional and operational capacity of existing facilities
  • Assessing the condition and residual life of existing facilities
  • Identifying maintenance regimes and repair requirements
  • Identifying development opportunities and limitations of existing facilities
  • Undertaking due diligence and risk assessment studies

We have experience of a range of port and terminal types including:

  • Container terminals
  • Onshore and offshore liquid bulk berths and terminals, including LNG terminals, SBMs and similar
  • Dry bulk terminals
  • Freight Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferry terminals
  • General cargo berths
  • A range of other facilities including cruise terminals, fishing ports/harbours, offshore energy support terminals and naval facilities