Ports & Waterways

Markets Ports & Waterways.Innovative Ports and Waterways Solutions for a Fluid Global Economy 

One of the world’s top environmental engineering, waterway engineering and coastal engineering firms, MWH, now a part of Stantec, is at the forefront of planning, designing and completing sustainable coastal, port, and waterway engineering and construction projects that support safe and efficient waterborne transportation. MWH navigation specialists deliver systems that enable high throughput and efficient operation and maintenance, while minimizing energy and water consumption. MWH provides program management, feasibility, design and construction services for port and waterway projects, including planning, condition assessments, recommendations and evaluations for new facilities and port/pier expansions. We provide services for restoration, freshwater diversions and sediment transport.

Regulatory Requirements, Planning and Permitting

Through effective and efficient project planning, MWH experts provide comprehensive services and expertise in regulatory requirements, planning and permitting to ensure success, from coastal engineering to port construction projects, with services including:

  • Expertise in local, state, federal and international regulatory requirements
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building
  • Public and stakeholder outreach

Environmental Our sustainable solutions minimize the impact projects have on the environment and surrounding communities including:

  • Habitat restoration and creation
  • Fish passage
  • Integrated resource management
  • Natural flow reestablishment
Coastal, Port & Waterway Studies
  • Technical, economic and financial feasibility studies
  • Due diligence and risk assessment
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Sediment analysis
  • Deficiency identification
  • Remote sensing data acquisition
  • Hydraulics and hydrology
Preliminary and Detailed Design

Our multi-disciplinary design team blends expertise and proven reputation for innovative, quality design for coastal, port and waterway engineering projects including:

  • Civil, structural, geotechnical and architectural engineering and design
  • Hydraulics and hydrology, including analysis and design of coastal structures, including weirs, outfall structures and pump stations
  • Hydraulic, morphologic and hydrodynamic modeling
  • Analysis and Manipulation of data sets and GIS software
  • CADD & FIM
  • Navigation lock design
Program Management

Our experts have a proven track record of providing program management services to deliver complex coastal, port and waterway programs, with services including:

  • Program controls and monitoring
  • Scheduling and estimating services

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