Projects & Case Studies

We are presently working on a range of projects including:

  • Review and certification of Gold Coast boulder seawalls
  • Harbour maintenance Dredging
  • Design and Construction of a beach and  safe swimming area for a 5 star hotel in UAE
  • A dredge stockpile facilty for beach nourishment
  • Coastal protection works in India
  • Groyne and seawall design using sand filled geocontainers, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Mooring of mega-yacht and support barges for an opening ceremony in Dubai - project sheet
  • Creating fish feeding habitat for recolonisation of an endangered fish species in Abu Dhabi
  • Project management of channel dredging and nearshore beach nourishment on the Gold Coast.
  • Design and construction of a rock breakwater for a fishing harbour in Umm al Quwain - project sheet
  • Design and construction of groynes using mega sand containers for erosion protection at Noosa.
  • Monutoring and Review of Narrowneck reef on the Gold Coast.
  • Survey and design of bank protection using sand containers for an eco-resort in Vietnam.
  • Design and construction of groynes and reef breakwaters using mega sand containers for beach protection and improvent of a luxuary island resort in Abu Dhabi.
  • An innovative coastal management plan for private beachfront land owners
  • Unique eco-engineered open water dive sites off the Gold Coast of Australia and Dubai, UAE
  • Upgrading of seawalls along the Gold Coast
  • Mega tubes to close a barrier island breach near Abu Dhabi

Some recent projects in which ICM has been involved and present projects being undertaken include:

Project Management / Planning

  • Littoral Sand Recycling [Backpassing] Opportunities at the Gold Coast Seaway (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Review of coastal issues associated with Surfers Beachfront Master Plan (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Review of EIS for Notional Seaway Project [Cruise Ship Terminal] (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Review of EPA recommendations for Bongaree, Sylvan and Banksia beaches (Bribie Island, Australia)
  • Noosa River Spit erosion restoration strategies (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Algae mitigation strategies [including approvals] for Noosa Main Beach (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Beach erosion restoration stategies (Elliott Heads, Australia)
  • The World Islands (Dubai, UAE)
    • Island of Australia [Coastal Issues Master Planning in association with GHD Global]
    • Island of Siberia [Concept design]
  • Beach improvent strategies for 2 private islands in the Arabian Gulf (Dubai, UAE)
  • Canal entrance studies for GCCC (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Palm Beach Beach Protection Strategy (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Northern Gold Coast Beach Protection Strategy (Gold Coast, Australia) - includes Narrowneck Reef
  • Preliminary Coastal Management Plan (Byron Bay, Australia)
  • City du Surf Project Advisor - promotion of surfing (Biarritz, France)
  • Noosa Beach Protection Strategy [including approvals] (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Beach erosion restoration strategies for Poona foreshore (Maryborough, Australia)
  • Beach erosion restoration strategies for Gold Coast City Council (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Beach erosion restoration strategies for Maroochy Shire Council (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Beach erosion restoration strategies for Caboolture Shire Council (Caboolture, Australia)
  • Erosion protection strategy for Oyster Cove Resort (Gold Coast, Australia)

Multifunctional Artificial Reefs and Low Crested Reef Breakwaters

  • Feasibility study of artificial surfing reef (Durban, South Africa)
  • Design and Approvals of Palm Beach Reefs (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Preliminary design for beach improvement and protection (Carlsbad, USA)
  • Narrowneck Reef (Gold Coast, Australia) http://www.divingthegoldcoast.com.au/index.asp?PageID=narrow
  • Feasibility study of artificial surfing reef (Albany, Australia)
  • Concept of artificial surfing reef (Biarritz, France)
  • Pratte's Surfing Reef [Review] (El Segundo, California, USA)
  • Engineering feasibility study of surfing reef (Mt Manganui, New Zealand)
  • Preliminary design of surfing reef (Gisborne, New Zealand)
  • Preliminary design of surfing reef (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
  • Feasibility study for surfing reef (Lyall Bay, New Zealand)
  • Feasibility study for surfing reef (Taranaki, New Zealand)
  • Cost / Benefit Analysis for artificial reef (Bournemouth, UK)

Sand-filled Geotextile Container Structures

  • Construction design and supervision of erosion protection for island reclamation (Swan Bay, Australia)
  • Design and approval of various seawalls (Bowen, Australia)
  • Design and approval of groyne and seawall (Elliott Heads, Australia)
  • Construction design and supervision of a groyne extension (Coffs Harbour, Australia)
  • Reclamation trial for Port of Brisbane using mega-containers (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Construction design and supervision of multiple groynes and seawall (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Feasibility study for reclamation at Port of Gisborne using mega-containers (Gisborne, New Zealand)
  • Design and construction supervision of various seawalls (Byron Bay, Australia)
  • Design and construction supervision of multiple groynes (Lucinda, Australia)
  • Design and construction supervision of multiple groynes (Caloundra, Australia)
  • Reefs - various (as above)

Foreshore Improvements

  • Design and construction of seawall and groynes using sand bags / gabion for beach protection and improvent of a resort in Tanzania.
  • Design and approval of foreshore nourishment works along Noosa River (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design and approval of rock seawall (Tully Heads, Australia)
  • Design, approval and construction supervision of river wall for Pier 2 development (Tweed Heads, Australia)
  • Design and construction supervision of various canal and river revetment wall rectification works (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Construction supervision and certification of various rock seawalls (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design of retaining walls and safety ladders for Lake Burley Griffin (ACT, Australia)
  • Design, approval & construction supervision of rock walls for Anchorage Isle (Tweed Heads, Australia)
  • Design of seawall (Hualien, Taiwan)
  • Design & construction supervision of rock walls (Byron, Australia)

Dredging Management

  • Maintenance and capital dredging of Runaway Bay Marina (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Dredging for construction of Pier 2 Marina (Tweed Heads, Australia)
  • Dredging and nearshore nourishment at Palm Beach (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Maintenance dredging of Broadwater and Coomera River (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Dredging of Tweed River entrance (Tweed Heads, Australia)
  • Maintenance dredging of Mooloolah River Entrance (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Maintenance dredging of Evans River
  • Maintenance dredging of Clarence River
  • Maintenance dredging of Coffs Harbour entrance and marina (Coffs Harbour, Australia)
  • Capital dredging for submerged pipeline (Coffs Harbour, Australia)
  • Maintenance dredging of Terranora Inlet (Tweed Heads, Australia)
  • Dredging of Port Hacking (Sutherland Shire, Australia)
  • Maintenance dredging of Cooktown Harbour (Queensland, Australia)
  • Estuary and Canal Management / Dredging Strategies (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Maintenance dredging of Rosslyn Bay (Queensland, Australia)
  • Dredging of Toondah Harbour (Brisbane, Australia)

Marinas, Moorings & Boating Facilities

  • Ferry terminal, marina, moorings and navigation marks (Private Island, UAE)
  • Jetski berths (Private Island, UAE)
  • Navigation channel surveys and bouyage for special events (Exclusive resort island, UAE)
  • Ferry terminal design (Exclusive resort island, UAE)
  • Fishing Harbour extension design and supervision (UAE)
  • Review of maintenance issues associated with Rivage Royale marina (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Review and inspection of residential pontoons for Coomera Waters development (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Preliminary marina layout for the Palm Jumeirah & Palm Jebel Ali (Dubai, UAE)
  • Marina extension [preliminary layout, tender evaluation & construction supervision] for the Southport Yacht Club (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Revised mooring layout for Southport Yacht Club (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Review of boat ramp design for Outrigger Park (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Preliminary layout for marina at Paradise Point (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Yacht race facilities - Dredging and Temporary berths (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design of boat access (Mer Island, Australia)
  • Marina redevelopment options, design, tender evaluation & supervision for the Southport Yacht Club (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design of recreational boating facilities for Queensland Department of Transport & Brisbane City Council (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Appell Park Wharf Investigation (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design of pontoon berthing facility (Wyndham, Australia)
  • Boat Show - Temporary Marina (Brisbane, Australia)

Submarine Pipelines

  • Design & Construction of Submarine Seawater Intake Pipeline (Hualien, Taiwan)
  • Design & Construction of Submarine Effluent Pipeline across Broadwater (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design & Construction of Submarine Effluent Pipeline across Little Tallebudgera Creek (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design & Construction of Emergency Water Supply Submarine Pipeline across Tweed River (Tweed Heads, Australia)
  • Design & Construction of Submarine Pipeline for phone cable across Bundall canal (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Design & Construction of Submarine Effluent Pipeline (Burrum Heads, Australia)
  • Design of Submarine Effluent Pipeline Burnett River (Bundaberg, Australia)

Approvals

  • Many projects involve obtaining approvals, some of which are mentioned above