CDR International welcomes Mr. Haisam Daouk

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As of March 1st, 2021, Haisam Daouk (MSc.) joined CDR International as a Project Engineer. In November 2020 Haisam graduated from the Hydraulic Engineering program at Delft University of Technology specializing in Coastal engineering. Haisam’s MSc. thesis looked at the impacts of boundary conditions on morphological predictions in numerical modelling. Specifically, Haisam studied the effects of infra-gravity waves on dune-erosion predictions during storm events in XBeach.
Haisam completed his BEng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut. For his Bachelor’s project he conducted a seismic risk and vulnerability assessment of the university hospital. Haisam completed his internship with a reputable engineering consultancy firm in the Netherlands where he worked on a Port Masterplan for a project in Bangladesh. Furthermore, he conducted an internship on a Transportation Infrastructure project in Lusail, Qatar.
CDR wishes Haisam all the best in his new endeavour.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Stijn Dijsselbloem

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As of the 1st of January 2021, Stijn Dijsselbloem (MSc.) joined CDR International as Project Engineer.
In September 2020, Stijn graduated as Hydraulic Engineer at the Delft University of Technology with the specializations of Coastal, River and Dredging Engineering. His MSc. thesis was about incorporating the wave penetration model PHAROS in the Dynamic Mooring Analysis chain. As a case study, field measurements from the outer port of La Coruña, Spain, were used for validation. During his Bachelors, Stijn did an exchange semester at the Universitat Politècnica de València and conducted his BSc. thesis in Maputo, Mozambique, were he aimed to improve the design of the wastewater treatment plant. Additionally, during his Masters, he worked on a project in Buenos Aires by investigating the feasibility of a network of marinas along the coast of the province of Buenos Aires. Lastly, an internship was conducted at a civil engineering consultancy firm in Lima, Peru, where he mostly worked on projects related to Dynamic Mooring Analyses.
CDR wishes him all the best in his new endeavour.

CDR International welcomes Mrs. Nadine Cronjé

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As of the 1st of December 2020, Nadine Cronjé (MEng) joined the CDR engineering team as a Maritime Engineer.
Nadine graduated as a Civil Engineer in 2012, whereafter she completed her Port and Coastal Engineering Master’s Degree (parttime) at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa. As part of her thesis research, she focused on developing the Namibian Port of Walvis Bay into a Southern Africa Logistic Container Cluster.
Nadine has over seven years of experience in the port and coastal engineering sector of which she was based for two years in the Middle East. She has worked in the field of port masterplanning and also gained coastal experience in shoreline erosion/accretion variations and dredging inputs into environmental impact assessment studies. In addition, she has worked in the field of port structures and residential developments. Countries of project locations she worked on include South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Kuwait.
CDR wishes her all the best in her new endeaviour.

Kick Off Flood Management Feasibility Study for the Msimbazi Middle Catchment Area, Tanzania

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The consortium of CDR International and local partner WEMA Consult has been awarded the Flood Management Feasibility Study for the Msimbazi Middle Catchment Area in Tanzania. The overall objective of the study is to identify and analyse potential flood management options in order to reduce risk of flooding for the middle (lower) Msimbazi catchment area. The study is financed by GIZ (Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit GmbH). The kick off took place mid-January.

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3D Model test coastal defences residential Maiyegun each estate, Nigeria

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A 3D scale model of a Nigerian beach near Lagos has been put through its paces this month in our state-of-the-art modelling hall. New coastal defences are needed where the beach has retreated at the residential Maiyegun beach estate following major development farther along the coast. CDR International, the designers of the coastal protection scheme, asked HR Wallingford in the UK to build the model to show how the proposed sea defences would influence the response of the beach.

More: State-of-the-art modelling for Nigerian coast

Ferry Landing Design, Wanseko, Uganda

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In association with DYNACO and Centre for Infrastructure Consulting (CIC), CDR International is providing marine design services for the design and construction of a new ferry landing at Wanseko, Lake Albert, Uganda. These works are part of a larger plan of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to upgrade the road system in the country. This ferry line is a key link to cross the lake (160 x 30km in area) between Wanseko and Panyimur.

Kick Off Protecting Odaw Channel and Korle Lagoon, Ghana

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The consortium of IMDC, CDR International, Rebel Group and ADK has been awarded the Feasibility Study for Deferred and Performance Based Maintenance Dredging of the Odaw Channel and Korle Lagoon in Ghana. The overall project objective is to contribute to achieving 1 in 10 years flood protection (T10) in the primary Odaw channel system, by preparing a ready-to-tender Performance Based Contracting (PBC) investment that will be financed as part of the broader World Bank GARID programme. The kick off took place mid-May.

See also Dredging Today: “Protecting Odaw Channel and Korle Lagoon”
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LiDAR Drone Survey, Msimbazi River, Dar es Salaam

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CDR International in association with Shore Monitoring and Research defined an integral full survey campaign for the lower basin of the Msimbazi River, which was executed last February. This World Bank funded survey project serves two purposes: 1) generation of reliable, accurate and fit for purpose bathymetric & topographic data of the Msimbazi River and its floodplains for riverine flooding related detailed studies, and 2) rigorous comparison of Digital Terrain Model (DTM) generation by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV; drones) Photogrammetry and UAV LiDAR. Traditionally LiDAR aerial acquisition methods for obtaining DTMs are done by planes. With the development of equipment, the LiDAR scanners are getting smaller and lighter, and drones can fly longer and can carry more weight, enabling to mount LiDAR scanner to drones. This potentially provides significant cost savings compared to both traditional LiDAR and field surveying methods. A meticulous comparison for the Sub-Saharan African context was however lacking. This study will recommend on when to use which surveying methods with respect to purpose, project area size, landuse/vegetation cover and challenges like import of equipment.
Preliminary insights of the analysis have been shared and presented recently at a master class at the Land and Poverty Conference 2019 – March 25-29, 2019 Washington, DC and at a workshop on DTM drone applications for Dar es Salaam stakeholders at World Bank Office in Dar es Salaam on April 11th, 2019.

Msimbazi Opportunity Plan, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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The Msimbazi Opportunity Plan has been completed and has been signed by Minister of State Mr. Selemani S. Jafo of the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government. This is a very important next step towards implementation of the proposed interventions. CDR International is proud to have contributed to this World Bank funded innovative participatory design process as part of the Consultant’s Consortium.