Maritime and Coastal Engineering

Maritime and Coastal Engineering

The maritime and coastal industries face multiple complex challenges: to maintain aging infrastructure, cope with a changing climate, meet regulatory requirements, and accommodate changing demand, new requirements and exacting client and end-user expectations.

Black & Veatch is at the forefront of holistic solutions for port, harbor, marine terminals and coastal engineering challenges. Our integrated consultancy approach helps clients efficiently deliver optimized marine and coastal infrastructure. Our coastal engineering and marine construction services start with activities such as project formulation and appreciation, condition assessment, planning, design and extend to construction supervision and whole-lifecycle asset management. This is what sets us apart, the ability to support every point in the lifecycle of clients' port, harbor and marine terminal assets.

For Black & Veatch, our clients’ reputation is as important to us as our own. This means that we committed to delivering the best outcome for our clients. Our professionals are forward thinking, so finding the answers to clients’ needs always starts with a conversation about the outcome their customer wants.

We have extensive experience in owner’s engineer, lender’s engineer, independent engineer, engineering design and project management consultant roles. Our contribution often encompasses supporting clients to formulate business cases for their projects.

To support coastal management projects we undertake metocean studies, flood risk assessments, erosion and environmental impact studies, preliminary and detailed design of coastal structures, and preparation of beach management plans.


Felixstowe Coastal Defence Project

Suffolk, United Kingdom


Existing coastal defences at Felixstowe were nearing the end of their useful life, with many of the groynes no longer effective at retaining the sand on the beach. This led to lowering of the beach and undermining of the seawall.

Black & Veatch provided the detailed design and site supervision work for the improved coastal defences.


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Energía Costa Azul

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico


In building this new recieving, storing and regasification LNG terminal in Baja California, location was one of the most signification challenges. The project was located on a rock hillside and in a difficult marine wave environment. 

Black & Veatch was selected to lead a global alliance to solve those problems and build an efficient LNG plant in Ensenada, Mexico.


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Escondida Water Supply Project

Antofagasta, Chile


The amount that can be extracted of one of the world’s most valuable natural resources – copper – is directly dependent upon the availability of fresh water. But in one of the driest places on Earth, you have your work cut out for you.

Black & Veatch was chosen as the engineer of record for the marine works and desalination components for the project.


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Jordan Cove LNG Liquefaction Export Facility

Coos Bay, Oregon, U.S.A.


The Jordan Cove LNG Liquefaction Export Facility will help meet rising global demand for clean-burning natural gas. The facility will use Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO LNG technology to produce up to 6 million tons of LNG per year for export.

Black & Veatch has completed the front-end engineering and design work and pre-construction planning for the facility. 


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IOCL Ennore Terminal

Tamil Nadu, India


IOCL’s Ennore terminal will be the first-of-its-kind on India’s east coast. With a send-out capacity of five million tonnes the regasification terminal paves the way for supply of LNG to aid further industrial growth in the region.

Black & Veatch will lead the EPC and commissioning work on a turnkey basis, and the plant is scheduled to be completed by 2018.


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Download a more extensive review of our maritime and coastal projects, or speak directly to the team by contacting:

Prasad Gunawardena / Head of Maritime & Coastal Engineering
Landline: +44 (0)1737856282| Mobile: +44  (0)7920702455| E-mail:


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