3rd International Conference on
Coastal Zone Engineering and Management
in the Middle East
(Arabian Coast 2016)
20-23 November 2016
Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, UAE

Sponsors Profile

Government Sponsor

For Developers, Governments and other Clients, who have dredging or marine construction project needs, National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) provides specialist engineering and construction expertise, that integrates global knowledge, exceptional quality, cost effectiveness and turnkey solutions to satisfy the industry demands. NMDC is fully committedand engaged to meeting our Clients' needs and every member of our team works within the company ethos with our core values of Commitment, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Ownership. In doing so we continually strive for improvement towards our ultimate vision to be the 'perfect choice wherever we serve'.

Support Sponsor

Van Oord operates around the world as a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind), offering innovative solutions to marine challenges.We operate worldwide in more than fifty countries.Our employees are committed, entrepreneurial professionals who are passionateabout water and technology. They understand that cooperation is crucial to achieving the best possible result.

Van Oord is a family-owned business with its head office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Safety, sustainability and continuity go hand in hand in this respect. We take an interest in our value chain, which extends from suppliers to clients.

Van Oord made its mark in the Middle East in 1976, with the first project - the construction of Mina Saqr Port at Ras Al Khaimah and ever since many prestigious dredging and marine projects have been realised by Van Oord in the Middle East region.


Xylem is a leading global water technology provider in more than 150 countries through a number of market- leading product brands;

Aanderaa-Manufactures sensors, instruments and systems for measuring and monitoring in markets including aquaculture, environmental research, marine transportation, oil and gas, road and traffic and construction.

HYPACK-One of the most widely used hydrographic surveying packages in the world, providing all the tools needed to design a survey, collect data, process it, reduce it, and generate final products.

SonTek-Advancing environmental science in over 100 countries, manufactures affordable, reliable acoustic Doppler instrumentation for water velocity measurement in oceans, rivers, lakes, canals, harbors, estuaries, and laboratories.

Tideland Signal-Tideland Signal delivers world leading aids to navigation solutions, products, services and customer care, with innovation, safety and compliance at the core of our mission. Tideland continues to expand within the marine industry by providing long term service and maintenance solutions.

YSI-Develops and manufactures sensors, instruments, software and data collection platforms for environmental and coastal water quality monitoring and testing.

Our local facilities in Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi provide customers in Middle East & Africa with customized solutions suitable for local environment using our brands.

Waagner-Biro is a steel engineering organisation based in Vienna, founded in 1854. Today, Waagner-Biro has 17 locations in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

An uncompromising attitude to high quality steel processing is common to all core business fields of Waagner-Biro. The approach is evident in the spectacular architectural creations of the Steel and Glass Engineering division; it applies equally to Steel Bridge construction and Special Machinery; and as well as in the Stage Equipment.

In Dubai, Waagner Biro Gulf, besides our steel competencies, we are experts in the development, improvement and protection of beaches and coastlines. We cover almost every field of marine engineering including the design, manufacture, construction and installation of harbors, marinas, and berthing facilities, as well as piling. We provide value engineering design and build solutions that meet client's requirements at best.

Waagner Biro Gulf is unique in the region in being able to react to jobs of all sizes on a short notice.

HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.

Our local expertise is rooted in HDR's history of working in the Middle East for more than 50 years - creating high-performance buildings and infrastructure that span geographic, political, and cultural boundaries for clients like Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Center for Research and Development of Fisheries, and King Abdullah Economic City.

Since 2001, we have established several business practices in the region including a suite of tailored environmental services. As a forerunner in this niche market, we can deploy teams to provide reliable marine and terrestrial monitoring, EIAs, CEMPs, coral surveys, water quality buoy installation and maintenance, and groundwater and stormwater management services

Artelia is an international, independent engineering, project management and consulting employee owned group that operates in nine sectors: building construction, water, energy, environment, industry, maritime, multi-site projects, transportation and urban development. Artelia provides services to private clients (industrial groups, developers, investors, building contractors, banks, insurance companies, etc.) as well as to public clients (government departments, local authorities, public bodies, including the World bank and other development banks, etc.).

Artelia has a regional network of 38 offices in France and an international network of 42 offices in 35 countries. In 2015, the group's consolidated turnover of €405 million. The group is continuously expanding its permanent staff of more than 3500 employees.

Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services LLC (Bayanat), based in Abu Dhabi, is a national leader in the provision of mapping, surveying and geospatial services. It aspires to further enrich its leadership position by enabling public and private organizations to streamline their operations and enhance their decision-making process by leveraging its fully integrated geospatial solutions and seamless spatial data.

Bayanat is a commercial spinoff of the UAE Armed Forces' Military Survey Department (MSD) that provides end-to-end geospatial services for a range of businesses across diverse sectors including defence, municipality, oil and gas, transportation and utilities. Bayanat's value offering includes surveying (aerial, hydrographic, field & geodesy), spatial data management, cartography and visualization (2D & 3D) and relevant advisory services.

Bayanat is part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), the integrated national defence platform combining several manufacturing and services companies.

Earth Moving Worldwide (EMW) are based in Abu Dhabi and were established to serve large scale earthmoving plus marine and coastal projects in the GCC and beyond. In the field of coastal development, we have extensive experience in bund and beach installation, land reclamation and island construction. Our other activities include bulk earthworks, material processing, quarrying and mining as well as demolition.

With our wealth of experience, modern equipment, and skilled professionals we can deliver the highest standards in terms of health, safety, quality, and environment, ensuring each project is delivered on time and within budget every time.

Projects Link Contracting Co. LLC is one of the rapidly growing Marine Construction companies delivering value to its clients and partners through a unique approach that marries construction know-how and strategic alliances critical to a project. The Projects Link brand offers reliability of construction, providing feasible, value added construction solutions to Clients. Capabilities and experience span across the construction industry covering several fields of civil and marine construction, Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Coastal Reclamation and Shoreline Rock Revetments, Beaches, Jetties, Access Roads and Causeways, Loading Facilities, Offshore Bridges Construction, Earthworks, and Quarry Management.

The company operates through its five business units which are Construction Projects, Port Facilities & Rock Supply, Marine & Plant Division, Hydrography & Typography Services, and Diving Services.

VITO is a Belgian/Flemish Government Research and Technology Organisation focussing on sustainability issues in land, water, air, smart cities, health. VITO is active worldwide and has branches in China and the Middle East.

VITO is pleased to offer an integrated water quality monitoring and management service to the UAE.

The service is based on an integrated approach for water quality surveys and alerting using a combination of high resolution satellite imagery, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones), Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASV), buoys and water quality models for the coastal area.

The management tool integrates this multi-sources data in one single system for visualisation and further analysis.

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. Set up in 1967, KISR's initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and more than 100 laboratories, housed at 9 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. Its role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait's natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

We are pleased to introduce Arcelor Mittal Foundation Solution, dedicated business unit in Arcelor Mittal Projects which offers complete and customized steel solutions. ArcelorMittal is the world's largest producer of hot-rolled steel sheet piles. ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling is in charge of the sales, marketing and promotion of hot rolled steel sheet piles, bearing piles and foundation solutions produced by following ArcelorMittal mills.

Typically, the steel requirements that envisage for Foundation Solutions are:

  • Steel Sheet piles (Z-Section, U-Section, Combined wall system, etc.)
  • Piling pipes (Box piles, Steel tube for foundation, etc.)
  • Beams (HP piles, etc.)

ArcelorMittal's piling series are especially suitable for building reliable structures rapidly and cost-effectively. They are characterized by excellent section modulus to weight ratios and high moments of inertia. Steel sheet piles are used worldwide for the construction of quays walls and breakwaters in harbors, locks, and for bank reinforcement on rivers and canals. Other applications are temporary cofferdams in land and in water, permanent bridge abutments, retaining walls for underpasses or underground car parks, impervious containment walls, etc.

Additionally, ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling can supply any accessory required for a complete foundation solution package, including anchorage material, wales, fabricated piles, coated piles, driving caps, etc.

Services provided free of charge by ArcelorMittal's in-house design and support teams:

  • Preliminary designs of complete solutions including anchorage systems and lifetime calculations
  • Project optimizations offered to end-users to provide the most competitive piling package
  • Elaboration of detailed project layouts and supply chains,
  • Assistance and recommendations on pile installation methods and driving equipment
  • Promotion of "green sheet piles", including Life Cycle Assessment.

MicroStep-MIS operates worldwide and is specialized in development, manufacturing of monitoring and information systems, processing of acquired data, research and numerical modelling. We are into the complete process of software and hardware systems development and system integration. Our global operations include Airports, Meteorological and Seismological institutes, Environmental authorities, Industry and Municipalities.We work in close cooperation with our customers to guarantee developing and delivering of the most progressive and outstanding solution to every, whatever specific, customers demand.

We have been categorized as research oriented company by Slovak government and have more than 20 years of experience in the field of Environment Monitoring and it is spread across more than 50 countries around the world.We are a team of more than 130 highly qualified staff with strong cluster of experts including 17 employees having doctorates / scientific degrees with domain expertise in various faculties like Climatology, Meteorology, Seismology, Hydrology, Physical Oceanography and Modelling.

Our products and comprehensive services fully comply with the technical as well as quality standards. We have established an Integrated Management System certifications ranging from ISO9001, Quality Management in projects (ISO 10006), Environment (ISO 14001) and Information Security (ISO27001).