The new London Gateway Port will be a state-of-the-art and fully automated. The new port development project is located at the former Shell Haven oil refinery located about 40 kilometers east of the City of London.
Dredging International, in cooperation with Laing O’Rourke, will be building a 1300-meter quay wall and a 300-meter jetty.
Dredging International, one of the largest marine engineering companies in the world needed much improved collaboration between the sonar vessels. Typically a sonar vessel sails out to perform soil investigations returning hours later. Data is transported by “sneakernet” (ie loaded to a portable electronic device) to the office for processing. Many hours are lost while the survey department waits for the soil analysis data, and the dredger sits idly waiting for project instructions.
nCentric connected Dredging International’s offices to the reclamation site, setting up mesh nodes along the banks of the Thames and establishing connections between the reclamation site offices, survey offices, sonar vessels and the dredging vessels.