Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port city is to undergo a Multidisciplinary Marina Study


Colombo port city will undergo a multidisciplinary marina study by Atkins, one of the world's leading design, engineering and project management consultancies.

Atkins has been appointed by China Harbour Engineering Company to assess the opportunity of incorporating a marina into the proposed 2.5 sqkm mixed use Colombo Port City development in Sri Lanka, Atkins global said.The study is multifaceted and will establish the overall demand for marina facilities, the size of the marina, appropriate berthing mix and seek to optimise its configuration. The study will include the hydraulic modelling of the effect of the marina breakwater on the near shore coastal conditions and the adjacent Beira Lake stormwater outlet.

Philip Chiang, Atkins project director said "We are very pleased to work with CHEC on this project, the first major project under our memorandum of understanding for global strategic cooperation with China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) and our global cooperation agreement with CHEC signed in April this year. It shows our strong commitment to work strategically with each other to unlock more opportunities for all parties both in China and abroad.

The project also demonstrates how Atkins teams from different regions can work seamlessly together to provide our partners with integrated solutions to address every stage of the development, from early stage demand assessment and planning to engineering design of associated infrastructure to make our plan a reality.

A multidisciplinary team of economists, urban planners, urban designers, marina designers and water and coastal engineers from Atkins Asia Pacific and UK businesses is involved in the project.

The target users of the marina facilities include the high net worth individuals purchasing the high end residential property which forms a major component of the Port City concept, local sailing and motor boat enthusiasts, visiting international yachts and commercial tourist operators active in a wide range of water based activities in Sri Lanka including whale and dolphin watching, sports fishing, diving and marine safaris.