Project Description

  • Project name: Quick Scan Sedimentation
  • Project location: Port of Harlingen, The Netherlands
  • Name of client: Municipality of Harlingen
  • Period: 2008 – 2008

Description of the project

Sedimentation in the Port of Harlingen is relatively high, causing maintenance dredging costs. Frequently the municipality of Harlingen, the dredging contractor, and local pilots have a different opinion on the actual water depth available in critical spots in the port area. The municipality commissioned a quick scan of the situation in Port of Harlingen, aiming at a proposal for the execution of a series of measurements of hydraulic, sedimentologic and dredging parameters. The situation is complex because of sediment-rich tidal flows, density currents, and discharge of floodwater from backwaters.

Services provided by Port Consultants Rotterdam

  • Inventarization of existing data, with a summary of reports prepared earlier (by others).
  • Description of hydrodynamic system within the port, with influence from surrounding areas.
  • Assessment of maintenance dredging (as executed).
  • Proposal for adoption of nautical depth concept in the port.
  • Recommendations on port management.
  • Establish need for data collection, including proposal.