By implementing the interface between sea and land, a port is the centre of a dynamic and multimodal logistics network, being an important enhancer of local and regional economy growth. Ports are constantly changing and modernising, adapting to the new technologies and the needs of the regions where they are inserted.
GEG’s experience in the development of designs in Ports began in 1990 with the elaboration of the rehabilitation design of the mobile bridge for the APDL. Since then, GEG has been continuously carrying out designs in different areas for the modernization of the Leixões Port, with special emphasis on the designs of road and rail reorganisation, tunnels and viaducts, pier and marine rehabilitation.
More recently, GEG has expanded its activities, having developed studies and designs in other cities in Portugal such as Aveiro, Lisbon, Sines and Figueira da Foz, and internationally in Mozambique, Venezuela and Guinea. In this sector, GEG’s clients include construction companies, concessionaires, Port authorities and public and private companies.
A Port requires the existence of maritime structures, but these are not limited to Ports. Maritime and coastal engineering act in the interaction of the coast with the sea and between the new structures and the environment.
The special marine structural designs in a marine environment is based on GEG’s expertise in geotechnics, environment, hydraulic and civil engineering and is also supported by a network of specialist companies, laboratories and universities that develop studies, models, reviews and projects.
GEG has designed special engineering interventions and solutions for complex projects, large and small, in the field of Maritime Works. Among the designed projects are designs of submarine exporters and coastal protection, reinforcement and rehabilitation of terminals, berths and berthing bodies and execution of structures to support Port activity.