With 20 years of experience, Delft3D and Mike by DHI coastal modelling suites are routinely applied to a wide range of hydrodynamic and water quality studies, with their application frequently underpinned through near-field assessments carried out with the US-EPA supported CORMIX model.
Dozens of projects have been undertaken across the marine sector, including:
Water Quality, Dredge and Oil Dispersal
Model development makes full use of the OpenEarth concept, significantly reducing data costs often associated with coastal modelling, while maintaining or enhancing high standards of model calibration and validation.
Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamic and water quality modelling allowing FAR FIELD impact assessment and design optimisation for releases of, for example:
Large Combustion Plant Cooling Water
RO hyper-saline effluent
Initial Dilutions and other NEAR FIELD assessments for outfall plumes with particular expertise in the application of the industry standard CORMIX near field modelling system, and the Environment Agency's Initial Dilution model.
Clients to date range from multi-national power companies to small aquaculture businesses.
Hydrodynamic modelling in support of marine tidal energy resource assessment, site characterisation and design stage studies.
High resolution, accurate, Resource Assessment Model applications leading to predictions and animations of total resource, plus screening of multiple locations in terms of MWh/y, for micro-siting ADCP deployments and targeted device installations.
Locations of recent tidal energy projects:
Pentland Firth - Scottish Power Renewables
Kyle Rhea - Marine Current Turbines & Pulse
Islay - DP Energy
Antrim - DP Energy
Skerries, Anglesey - Marine Current Turbines
Swansea Bay - Tidal Lagoon Power
Severn Estuary - Tidal Lagoon Power & ABPmer
Guernsey - States of Guernsey
Coastal Science is presently developing a range of high resolution hydrodynamic models which target other sites coming under consideration for tidal stream generation.
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Water Quality, Dredge Dispersal, Oil Dispersal, Cuttings
Undertaken in Delft3D or Mike by DHI, both of which are market leading, state-of-the art, comprehensive software packages. Coastal Science has eighteen years continuous experience of:
Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamic modelling
Coastal and estuarine water quality modelling
Oil spill & blowout modelling
Dredge dispersal modelling.
Modelling of drill cuttings can also be undertaken, with CORMIX 8.0 GTS, which meets the drill cuttings and muds modelling requirements of offshore oil and gas drilling operations.
CORMIX is a US EPA-supported near field model and decision support system for environmental impact assessment of mixing zones resulting from continuous point source discharges, and has been applied by Coastal Science to consideration of numerous marine discharge scenarios.
Clients include major utility companies and fish farms. Projects are also undertaken on an associate basis for major consultancies throughout the UK and overseas.
Examples of Recent Contracts: