Successful beach modelling, monitoring and management for a large LNG facility

Kemp, J. and Coates, T. and Head, R. and Harcourt, J. (2007) Successful beach modelling, monitoring and management for a large LNG facility. In: Coastal Sediments 2007, 13-17 May 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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A temporary construction harbour was built for the Egyptian Liquified Natural Gas (ELNG) facility in Abu Qir Bay on Egypt’s Mediterranean Sea coast, west of the Rosetta Nile. A shoreline impact assessment was undertaken during the planning process which involved modelling the existing beach processes as well as shoreline development during construction, operation, decommissioning and recovery. Based on this assessment and modelling, a schedule of shoreline management and monitoring was proposed to ensure that the temporary harbour did not have a negative impact on the shoreline over its three year life. ELNG followed the proposed programme under scrutiny from the Egyptian Shoreline Protection Agency (SPA) and successfully restored the beach to its pre-construction state. This paper discusses the ELNG project, beach modelling, monitoring and the management programme as a case study, and assesses the beach modelling against the unique field data set.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes
Subjects: Coasts > Beach management
Energy > Marine import and export terminals
Divisions: Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:47
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 15:16

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