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*Cost Efficient Use of Marine and Land Space in Planning and Design of Ports* - FULL

Date, time & venue 
2015-09-18;6:30pm – 8:00pm;HKIE HQ, Seminar Room


Programme Highlight

Efficient use of space and hinterland connectivity is important in the planning and design of port projects, both with respect to greenfield and capacity expansion projects.  In recent years great advances have been made in the automation of container ports but there is a trade off because highly automated ports are expensive so critical mass in terms of capacity needs to be reached in order to justify the additional investments.  The presentation will discuss: how to optimize the unique physical condition of a port, the key coastal and marine factors, the potentials risks and opportunities in capacity expansion, which terminal designs will work best and give examples of innovative port and terminal design.  This is especially pertinent in Hong Kong that has one of the largest and most efficient container ports in the world and where the local engineering community has an experience that is of interest to the rest of the world.      




Jesper S. Damgaard, General Manager Ports & Marine – Asia Pacific, SMEC International


Mr Damgaard has over 22 years of experience in research, consultancy and business operation for marine and coastal engineering, and he has worked on marine assignments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.  His specialty is hydrodynamics and sediment transport.  He has worked on world-class research projects for sediment transport, coastal hydrodynamics, soil liquefaction, soft clay scour and seabed pipelines, and he is the author or co-author of fourteen peer-reviewed journal papers and more than thirty conference papers.  On the consultancy side he has participated in key infrastructure projects such as the groundbreaking Schiehallion deepwater oil field, Brass River LNG, Mangalore barge-mounted power plant, Jebel Ali Container Terminal and Tanjung Priok Port Expansion. He has experience in clay/mud seabed behaviour from projects like Pinghu Oil & Gas field pipeline scour, Longman Outfall and Schiehallion.  Through his twelve year stay in the Middle East he participated in a number of port and marine projects in the region, such as Jebel Ali Container Terminal 3, Dammam Container Port, Salalah General Cargo Berths and Khalifa Port Design & Build Phase 1A.  In 2013 he moved to Asia Pacific where he has overseen port projects, especially in Indonesia.  Mr Damgaard is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Chartered Engineer in UK.    



Free of charge



The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division. For details please click hereFor registration please complete the on-line registration at the relevant event page of via email will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email on or before 14 September 2015.




For enquiries please contact Ir Andy Tsui at 6100 6090 or via Email: hkiecivilTechnical


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