Nick Clarke. Ramboll

Nick Clarke

Global Service Line Director – Ports, Marine and Waterways

T: +44 23 8081 7500

Nick Clarke is the Director for Ports and Marine at Ramboll based in the UK.

Nick is a guiding figure in Ramboll’s global ports environmental and engineering project portfolio, which has projects across the UK, Baltic, Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the South Seas.

He leads the Ports and Coastal Marine division in Ramboll that specialises in the planning, consenting and design of cruise and RoRo terminals, container and bulk terminals, marinas, shipyards, oil & gas and offshore wind ports.

With more than 20 years in marine civil engineering, Nick has been responsible for the design of ports, harbours, breakwaters, and marine structures in the UK and overseas. He is passionate about achieving end-user satisfaction and challenging engineers to consider whole project cost and maximising client return on investment.

He has successfully managed a variety of large and complex projects including the design of Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal, which includes ro-ro linkspan for HGV and major concrete floating structures. He has excellent experience in the design of submerged bridge foundations and floating structures. He has also been called as an Expert Witness for maritime cases and has also undertaken studies regarding vessel collision on bridge structures in terms of both mitigation and designing for vessel impacts.

Nick has undertaken research in both the fields of physical and computational modelling of waves, physical modelling of wave loads on Single Layer armour units, followed by Post Graduate research in Computational Fluid Dynamics primarily concerned with emulating the forces and pressures exerted by breaking waves and wave slam forces on structures.

Nick spent one year as visiting lecturer, University of Southampton, and taught subjects including catchment analysis, storm sewer design, water supply & distribution, and reservoir design.

In addition to being a Chartered Civil Engineer, Nick is also a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager.

Articles written by Nick:

What a pier looks like in the 21st century, Ramboll, 2016

Forming the foundations, Port Strategy, 2015

Port of Poole planning underway, Maritime Journal, 2012

New pontoon set to aid regeneration in Gravesend, Ramboll, 2012

The Queen officially opens new Cowes lifeboat station, Ramboll, 2012

Recent projects

Fitzroy Place

Fitzroy place is the most significant new development in Fitzrovia in over 50 years. This mixed use scheme includes almost 300 homes in three in situ concrete framed buildings, as well as 210,000 sq. ft. of offices and 21,000 sq. ft. of restaurants and shops in two steel framed buildings, encompassing some of the most desirable residences and commercial premises in London.

Pulkovo Airport

Work began on Pulkovo Airport in March 2008 to deliver Grimshaw’s winning architectural concept, whilst keeping the existing Pulkovo Airport fully functioning. As the lead design consultant, Ramboll helped to create a world leading airport terminal conforming to international best practice, in parallel with restrictive Russian standards.


Ormiston Academies

Ramboll is working with contractor Balfour Beatty under a design & build contract to deliver five school projects in the UK counties of Essex and Norfolk. The scheme, which is due for completion in 2014, is the latest in our five-year working relationship with Balfour Beatty, with whom we have completed more than 10 school developments, including work on the Building Schools for the Future government initiative. For this new scheme, collectively known as Ormiston Academies, Ramboll's engineers and consultants are providing a full range of services.

The five academies are publicly-funded independent schools, teaching children aged 11-18 years. The Gateway, Park and Rivers Academies are located in Essex, and the Venture and Victory Academies are in Norfolk. In 2006, Gateway Academ ...

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