Port Ferdinand Marina, Barbados
Early Days As Sir Charles Williams and his partners set out in the early 1990’s to develop a parcel of land on the west coast of Barbados into the first luxury residential marina on the island, nature placed an obstacle that threatened to derail their plans. On this pristine stretch of coastline, beach sediments flowSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
A Conversation with Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon about Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction
Meet Elisabeth Mondon, Senior Coastal Engineer The rapidly changing climate and threat of increased sea level rise have generated not only heightened awareness about the need for coastal protection, but also renewed creativity in how to approach it. Smith Warner’s Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon has worked on hydrological and ocean engineering projects on someSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
Whether you own a resort, a villa or a piece of untouched waterfront land, intelligent investments in your shoreline can open new doors. Read on to learn more. Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Waterfront PropertyMarch 4, 2021 Read more
But there are things you can do to prevent the worst. Here are lessons learnt and a list of do’s and don’t’s to protect our coastlines from hurricane waves, based on over 30 years of experience. Resorts, governments and waterfront property owners around the Caribbean will find this useful. This article was written by ourAugust 11, 2020 Read more
At the Retreat Marina, Port Ferdinand, Barbados, SWIL was engaged to:
- -Provide safe and sheltered entry to and exit from the Retreat Marina for the vessels using this facility, during a variety of current and wind combinations, through the construction of a breakwater and/or prudent realignment of the entrance channel.
- -Ensure that there is no seiching or excess wave agitation within the marina basin under specific incident wave conditions, either through the construction of a breakwater and/or through the specification of proper internal wall treatments.
- -Provide a stable entrance channel that will be capable of withstanding swell and boat waves.
- -Ensure that there is adequate and proper flushing of the marina basin through the application of an appropriate plan layout in conjunction with the natural movement of the tides.
- -Stabilize the beach immediately to the south of the proposed Retreat Marina entrance, thereby avoiding or minimizing the seasonal cycles of erosion to which it is presently subjected.