Expanding Torshavn Harbour

Ensuring a safe and optimised breakwater design

Tórshavn Harbour needs to expand in order to increase its capacity and to accommodate larger ships. Designers of the new harbour had one major limitation – the coastline in front of the historical Skansin Fortress had to stay intact. To help them fulfill this requirement, we tested and optimised a proposed 1.3 km long breakwater to ensure the harbour expansion could proceed without interfering with Skansin's coastline.

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