Asia Pacific


By | Africa, All, Asia, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Uncategorized

BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN® is a fresh joint initiative by CDR International, Van der Meer Consulting, DEEP and SKEYE with the aim to provide an efficient all-inclusive service product in the marine and maritime industry, viz. a thorough check on the condition of breakwaters and revetments, in particular in offshore, coastal and estuarian areas. Those can be breakwaters for port entrances, but also groynes, revetments and detached breakwater structures for coastal protection. The checks and scans will be done above and under water and the results will be presented into one actual digital geometric entity. The partners are renowned globally operating companies that are adopting highest standard scanning and processing tools and procedures as well as highly specialised and knowledgeable experts and specialists in marine structures engineering.
The services will be relevant for instance for Port Authorities, Marine Contractors, Insurance Companies, Project Developers and Financiers, Marine Consultants and Land Concessionaires.
Situations that demand the services can be in case of immediate damage repair, general rehabilitation and overhaul, upgrade for new environmental conditions, expansion of the structures, adjacent developments such as reclamations against the structure, analyses if poor construction methodologies seem to be the case and maybe some design issues.
For more information on BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN®, we kindly refer to and by email to

Physical Model Testing of a Revetment Remediation Design

By | All, Asia Pacific, Europe
2D Test Barcaloa IMG_5835

2D Test Barcelona IMG_5863

An extensive 2D Physical model test has been performed at INHA in Spain for the remediation design study of the Port Basin revetment in South-east Asia.
During a model testing campaign of 5 weeks the actual cause of the displacements and possible remediation solutions for different areas have been investigated and optimized. A highly flexible approach was adopted as the optimum remediation design should be derived based on progressive insight and knowledge of the functioning of remediation design options. The model testing provided highly interesting information on the local circumstances, impact of construction aspects and verified a stable and very cost-efficient design.
The actual situation and construction as in reality was tested first, providing similar results as could be seen during the site visit. This proved sufficient reliability of the model testing and different remediation designs were tested and further optimized. This resulted in different remediation designs in the Port Basin area.

Investigation and Design Study of Revetment Remediation Works

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Inspection Revetment IMG20151002NCDR International BV has been involved in the investigation and remediation design study of a Port Basin revetment in South-east Asia. After construction of revetment works some initial, unexpected settlements of the armour layer occurred which may endanger the stability of the revetment over time.
A site visit was performed including high detailed survey of the facing above and below water by drone and bathymetric survey. The bathymetric survey was done by a dual Multibeam system, providing high detail data and highly accurate image of the armour facing below water level.
Based on the investigation study, including review of design, construction and supervision, a physical modelling study is performed to obtain the most practical, reliable and cost-efficient remediation design. Attention is paid on the execution aspect of the design to minimize further negative effects.