Macau International Airport
Water Rescue Facility

  • Long term sedimentation reduction analyses for the causeways surrounding Macau International Airport
  • Studied the effects of land reclamation on increasing sedimentation
  • Arup provided efficient and cost effective ways of planning for and reducing sedimentation in the causeways surrounding the airport

The runway of Macau International Airport was built on reclaimed land adjacent to Taipa Island where the main terminal and air traffic control facilities are located. The waters between the two airport causeways have become increasingly shallow due to continuous sedimentation from river alluvia. The situation is anticipated to worsen as land reclamation works progress in the immediate vicinity of the airport.

Arup was appointed to provide design and procurement consulting services for the Emergency Maritime Rescue Facility of the airport. We conducted hydrodynamic flow modelling, channel siltation assessment and near and offshore wave modelling, airport rescue planning, design and procurement for water rescue equipment to evaluate the sedimentation mechanisms and rate of accumulation over the next 5 to 10 years.

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  • Macau International Airtport Water Rescue Facility

    Arup provided efficient and cost effective ways of planning for and reducing sedimentation in the causeways surrounding Macau International Airport.