H.C.E. Group Achievments

Achievements

 

  • Bathymetry survey of Shuaiba area in Kuwait (1980)

  • Shore protection study for Getty Oil facility in Kuwait (1982)

  • Simulation of Oil spill dynamics and risk analysis for Kuwait's coast (1985)

  • Numerical modeling of thermal dispersion in Shuaiba coastal waters in Kuwait (1985)

  • Numerical near shore circulation model in Kuwait (1985)

  • Physical model study for Al-Taweelah power plant project, Abu Dhabi (1986)

  • Study of coastal zone of Kuwait for aquaculture purpose (1986)

  • Optimization test for Shuaiba power plant intake and outfall system (1986)

  • Physical model study for Shuaiba Offshore Area in Kuwait (1986)

  • Wave refraction and shoaling map of Kuwait coastal area (1987)

  • Coastal Engineering analysis for the boat ramp and jetty at Mina Az-Zour in Kuwait (1988)

  • Air bubble barrier effects on jellyfish movements (1989)

  • Estimation of winds over the sea from land measurements in Kuwait (1989)

  • Numerical model study for residual currents and flushing of Kuwait bay (1989)

  • Wave refraction and diffraction around Failaka Island (1989)

  • Field investigation of coastal area around Failaka island (1989)

  • Predictive numerical modeling of sediment transport patterns along the Kuwaiti coastline (1994)

  • Assessment of coastal process and morphology of Failaka Island in Kuwait for future development (1994)

  • Analysis of wave buoy data recorded offshore of Fintas, Kuwait (1994)

  • Physical model study of breakwater for Salmiah coastal rescue centre, Kuwait (1996)

  • Numerical model study and field data collection of Al-Khiran pearl city development-Phase A1 (2000)

  • ICZM Phase I-Coastal Environmental profiles (2000)

  • Characterization of Natural oil seepage around Umm Al-Maradem and Qaru Island in Kuwait (2004)

  • North Az-Zour power plant Study on intake and outfall and EIA (2004)

  • Risk assessment of boats in Kuwait marine environment (2005)

  • Hindcasting of waves based on the past 10 years of wind data in the Arabian Gulf.

  • Hindcasting of currents based on the past 10 years of tide

  • Coastline evolution based on remote sensing technique

  • Water circulation in the artificial lagoons constructed in the southern parts of Kuwait at Al-Khiran

  • Physical model study to assess the stability of an offshore breakwater to be built off Khiran coastal area in Kuwait to protect a promontory

Future plans

 

  • Extreme winds for Kuwait

  • Forecasting of hydrodynamic information

  • Shape Optimization of Floating breakwater for Gulf type marine environment

  • Optimum burial depth of submarine pipeline for the marine and sea bed soil types in the Arabian Gulf.

  • Erosion protection of Islands

  • Indigenous development of artificial amour units, suitable for the Gulf type marine environment using the locally available materials

  • Development of environment friendly offshore wind power plants

  • Impact of possible long waves

  • ICZM plan for the countries surrounding the Arabian Gulf

  • Effect of Iraqi marshland desiccation on Kuwait's marine environment

  • Sediment budget map for Kuwait

  • Development of Kuwaiti islands for promoting tourism and developments.

  • Identification of locations for future power plants

  • Preventing Jelly fish entry into the intakes of thermal and desalination plants