Modelling and Analysis of Dredge Spoil Behavior and Impact

Through careful analysis, Smith Warner helped the Port Authority of Jamaica significantly reduce the transport distance and cost of disposing of material dredged from Kingston Freeport Terminal. We modelled and analyzed the behaviour and dispersion of the “spoil” at three different depths. Concerns included how the addition of dredged sediments at the various depths would physically alter the seafloor, current patterns, salinity, and health of marine organisms. We optimised the location to dispose the dredge spoil that minimised environmental impacts and saved the client both money and time.

  • Computer-based analysis and modelling

  • Oceanographic data collection