Beirut Summerland Marina

Design for new marina

NIRAS Fraenkel was commissioned by the SDC Group to undertake engineering design for a marina being constructed as part of a major hotel development in Beirut.
Tags: Ports and Harbours

Summerland Marina, Beirut - Lebanon


NIRAS Fraenkel was commissioned by the SDC Group to undertake engineering design for a marina being constructed as part of a major hotel development in Beirut.

The marina is located on the west-facing seafront south of the city which is exposed to waves up to 5m significant height in winter storms in the eastern Mediterranean.

This required the construction of breakwaters to protect the harbour and keep wave heights within it below 0.25m. Mathematical modelling of the harbour layout indicated that the breakwaters would need to be constructed as mounds and not as vertically sided structures to minimise reflection of the incident waves into shipping channels offshore. The mounds are formed in Accropode units of 4 cubic metre volume at a relatively steep slope of 3 in 4 to reduce secondary rock volumes required from local quarries in Lebanon. The inner faces of the mounds are retained by steel sheet piling against which quay structures are formed round the perimeter of the marina.

The company designed the marina to have two main basins, one for medium and large sized vessels up to 30m in length, and one for small vessels not exceeding 12m length. An outer lay-by berth for 50m length vessels is also included. Other facilities in the marina include a boat lift, a fuel berth and office buildings. A restaurant is also provided overlooking the harbour on the reclamation behind the breakwater mound.


 

 

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