Ports and Coasts

Ports and coastal areas worldwide are under pressure from increasing maritime trade and natural hazards. EFLA provides sustainable solutions in port planning and engineering, and in coastal engineering and management.

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Meeting port and coastal challenges

Ports and coasts are continually evolving to meet modern challenges - but development must be carried out in harmony with nature and local communities. Using up-to-date methods, EFLA provides services in:

  • Port and coastal feasibility studies
  • Conceptual port planning and infrastructure design
  • Port operation and maintenance
  • Port logistics and hinterland connections
  • Energy transition
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Dredging and land reclamation
  • Project tendering and procurement
  • Project management and consultancy
  • Construction supervision
  • Design of coastal structures and shore protection
  • Numerical simulation of coastal hydrodynamics and processes, oceanographic and environmental parameters
  • Coastal management strategies

Our port and coastal expertise

At EFLA, we're experts in port and coastal engineering and management. Our work seeks to enhance ports' infrastructure, operation and services to meet the demand for increased shipping. We're also finding innovative solutions to protect coasts and the people who live there from rising levels of extreme weather events. We collaborate closely with a network of stakeholders at national and international level, giving us a competitive advantage. All our work is undertaken with sustainability in mind. This means developing designs that are cost-effective to construct and operate, that benefit the local communities who depend upon the maritime trade, and that minimise negative impacts on the environment.

Sustainable ports and coasts

EFLA's port and coastal team has worked on projects in Iceland and the wider world, resulting in:

  • Sustainable ports: improved performance and greater respect of the natural environment and surrounding community
  • Flexible ports: adapted operations and services to meet new requirements
  • Resilient ports: enhanced business continuity and functionality
  • Smart ports: increased efficiency and safety
  • Sustainable coastlines: improved environmental and social impact

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