Port Authority Services

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Ausenco believes that local port authorities play a significant role in local economies and communities. Port authority infrastructure typically lasts generations and has numerous phases of development and remediation that need to be understood and planned for. 

We have a successful record of delivering projects for local authorities from master planning, engineering, construction management through to asset management and remediation work. Seismic upgrading and future proofing of infrastructure has been a focus recently. 

Ausenco enjoys the challenge of finding solutions for projects with numerous stakeholders and competing priorities. 

Ausenco’s ports and terminals experience spans over 85 years globally.
We have successfully designed ports for corporate and government clients ranging from small vessel harbours to bulk terminals.
Our engineers have experience with a wide range of marine structures, including but not limited to: wharfs, jetties, spread mooring systems, trestles, fendering designs, seawater intake and outfall facilities, breakwaters, jacket and caisson structures. We have designed steel and concrete marine structures in high seismic zones, able to accommodate dynamic forces from large vessels, as well as harsh ice and wave environments. 
We use innovative techniques to design cost-effective facilities across the globe, along with the highest standards in environmental management and safety.
We offer a complete package of services to develop greenfield ports including site selection, planning of site investigations and conceptual studies to detailed design and EPCM services. We have specialist knowledge of coastal and metocean conditions and our studies include weather downtime and berth availability assessments.
With many decades of experience in developing port and marine infrastructure, we provide a comprehensive range of services including:

  • Port planning and design
  • Port site selection and scoping studies
  • Equipment selection and design
  • Throughput assessments
  • Infrastructure design
  • Procurement
  • Construction management
  • Operator training
  • Environmental and navigational risk assessment
  • Arctic engineering
  • Coastal engineering

We provide expertise and innovative solutions that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of your project. We have worked on a range of marine facilities, which include:

  • Bulk materials
  • LNG, LPG and oil terminals  
  • Offshore structures
  • General cargo and container terminals
  • Ferry terminals and barge ramps
  • Marinas and small craft harbours
  • Cruise ship terminals

To find out more about how we’ve assisted in finding the right solutions for our clients, click on the related featured projects or contact one of our Experts.