Ports & marine

Port and marine projects are often highly complex, and their planning and design requires a wide range of competences. Ramboll is a leading provider of independent consultancy services across the spectrum of port planning and design, marine structures, and coastal engineering.

Ramboll has performed a feasibility study for a combined new Sangley Airport and Seaport Project in Manila, Philippines, envisaged as the new gateway to Manila and the Philippines.


Sanjeev Kapoor

Regional Transport Director, Middle East & Asia Pacific
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Our dedicated staff have comprehensive experience from national as well as international projects. We undertake both large and small-scale projects and advise clients throughout all project phases – from the earliest planning and pre-feasibility studies to masterplan studies, design, and tendering.

Furthermore, our services include consultancy during construction, operations, maintenance, training and asset management. We work closely with local companies and hire local professionals. Our customers include port authorities and operators, private investors and developers, investment banks, and international financing institutions.

Our services

Our services extend into all stages of planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and training and include:

  • Feasibility studies 
  • Field investigations
  • Coastal hydraulic assessments
  • Shoreline Management
  • Port master planning
  • Port terminal planning
  • Port infrastructure planning
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Port design projects
  • Port extension projects
  • Port rehabilitation projects
  • Marina projects
  • Dredging and fairway projects
    Port maintenance

Feasibility studies

We prepare feasibility studies and provide expert consultancy in port master planning. The feasibility study typically includes technical investigations, traffic analysis, financial analysis and environmental impact analyses. Ramboll will assist with conceptual and preliminary designs, authority management and development policy.

Existing Port remediation/expansion

When port authorities consider expanding and upgrading port facilities to accommodate a different class of vessel, a number of facilities need to be identified and assessed for suitability and purpose. This includes berths, land storage areas, mooring systems, and scour protection. Ramboll can evaluate and analyse the existing facilities and  report their findings and recommendations in accordance with the port authorities’ requirements.  

Port Design

Ramboll has been involved with many different new port projects around the world and can assist port authorities and municipalities with all marine/port designs. We can offer all the consultation services needed ranging from planning and conceptual design through to detailed design and construction supervision. Ramboll has experience within all types of marine works, from small marinas to large ports.

Rehabilitation services

The life span of existing structures can be assessed and prolonged by regular maintenance or remediation at a reasonable cost, if the assessment and remediation work is initiated in time. If not, rehabilitation may not be financially viable, often requiring the replacement of entire marine structures.

Environmental impact assessments

Environmental considerations are integral within the decision making process of most construction projects in coastal zones. It is therefore often necessary to conduct an environmental impact study, in the form of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Shoreline management

New developments of coastal zones and more extreme variability in the oceanographic and meteorological conditions impact on existing assets and set new demands. Ramboll conducts planning and design of coastal protection solutions and provides expert consultancy for shoreline management.

Asset management

Proper port asset management is a highly complex field and requires the integration of several disciplines and services. However, by streamlining the procedures and utilising known and tested methods from other fields, it is possible to keep it simple and stay within budget. This approach will also allow for forecasting of whole life costs, increased safety, and can minimize the risk of assets not being available for use due to maintenance down time.

Local partnerships

Ramboll partners with local firms and takes advantage of local knowledge and manpower. Through these partnerships, global knowhow and technology is transferred to local partners.  Whenever necessary, Ramboll also partners with universities and specialised institutes for technical assistance to ensure the optimal project result.

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Ports and marine engineering

Port and marine projects are often highly complex and their planning and design requires a wide range of competences. Ramboll is a leading provider of independent consultancy services across the spectrum of port planning and design, marine structures and coastal engineering.

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Port Master Planning

Feasibility studies typically include technical investigations, traffic analyses, financial analyses and environmental impact analyses.

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Hydraulic Modelling

Coastal and marine structures are subject to the changing meteorological and oceanographic conditions in terms of wind, waves, current and water levels.

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Advanced design

Ramboll has through a various number of projects around the world gained wide experience with the design of advanced marine structures.

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