SMEC Investigates Major River Crossing in Papua New Guinea
SMEC will undertake hydrologic and hydraulic investigations that will assist in identifying optimum site options for Buso River Bridge.
SMEC has been appointed by the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Department of Works (DoW) to provide consultancy services on the Buso River Bridge Hydrological Investigation. Located in Morobe Province, the Buso River is among the fastest flowing rivers in the world.
Following extensive damage to the existing Buso River Bridge during major flooding, the DoW has proposed the design and construction of a new river crossing comprised of a multi-span structure with intermediate piers. Prior to undertaking design works, the DoW has engaged SMEC to undertake hydrologic and hydraulic investigations that will assist in identifying optimum site options, and will provide essential data on the bridge structure to enable a bridge design and construction tender.
SMEC’s services will include: determining the Buso River catchment area; assessing rainfall intensities, flood levels and flow velocities for 20, 50, 100 and 2,000 year return periods (with consideration of climate change impacts); modelling of the river crossing site (including a 20 m wide debris mat restricting water flow at each intermediate pier); identifying the susceptibility of riverbanks to erosion; recommending appropriate upstream and downstream river training works; and preparing a report outlining the results and recommendations of the hydrologic and hydraulic investigations.
SMEC, in a joint venture with infrastructure construction firm Fulton Hogan, has been awarded the contract for the A$74.99 million Capricorn Highway Duplication Project between Rockhampton and Gracemere in Queensland, Australia.Read More
SMEC has been engaged by India’s Department of Rural Development in Uttar Pradesh to provide consultancy services for the overall planning, engineering survey design and preparation of detailed reports for piped drinking water supply schemes.Read More
We are proud to continue our involvement with Sydney Metro, Australia's biggest public transport project, as lead consultant on the Crows Nest Design Consortium (CNDC), providing design and technical services for the new Crows Nest Station in Sydney, Australia.Read More
SMEC have recently completed a water management infrastructure project providing a framework for water cycle management in the growing region of South Western Sydney.Read More