Integrated hydraulic studies to support the masterplan for Mundra Basin Port, Gujarat State, India

Integrated hydraulic studies to support the masterplan for Mundra Basin Port, Gujarat State, India.
Chesher, T.J.and McBride, M. and Skula, M.P. and Smallman, J.V.
In: PIANC-COPEDEC 2008, 23-28 February 2008, Dubai, UAE. (2008)

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Abstract:Mundra Port is located on the north side of the Gulf of Kachchh in the NW of India, approximately 100km from the Arabian Sea. The port has been developing over the past 20 years and presently comprises a multi-purpose jetty handling solid bulk, and Mundra International Container Terminal which operates 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year with no tidal restrictions, with vast area for storage and expansion and excellent connections by road and rail links to all the major cargo centres in the North West hinterland and thereby the rest of India. As part of the continuing development of the Port there are proposals to expand the operations by constructing up to five off-shore berths for bulk solids and liquid handling, an enclosed harbour basin with up to 14 alongside berths for container/general cargo/bulk handling, and an offshore berth for cryogenics/chemicals import. Gujarat Adani Port Ltd commissioned HR Wallingford to undertake studies to examine the proposed developments, in respect of navigation and mooring, sedimentation, impact on the existing (hydraulic and sediment) regime, and construction implications (outline breakwater design and sequencing issues). This paper summarises the studies undertaken, highlighting the way in which the often conflicting issues of wave penetration, navigability and sedimentation were resolved in order to arrive at a satisfactory design solution. Particular attention will be given to the issue which arose at this site in relation to the sequencing of the various phases: having established the overall design for the Phase 4 completed layout this had implications for the Phase 1 layout resulting in more complex navigation manoeuvres than would have occurred if designing the Phase 1 layout alone.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Maritime > Ports, harbours and terminals
ID Code:79
Deposited On:06 Mar 2008 12:09
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