Oluvil Port Development Project. 3rd party opinion on report by Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd: Oluvil Port Development Project: Studies on Beach Erosion, June 2011.

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Oluvil Port Development Project is the first development of a large port infrastructure in the entire eastern coastline of Sri Lanka. The project is supported by the Danish Foreign Ministry. Feasibility studies and detailed design studies were carried out by Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd during the years 1995 to 2003. The design was reviewed by COWI a/s. Construction of the port was started in 2008. MT Højgaard a/s acted as contractor. The outer breakwaters were constructed as first part of the project. During and after completion of the breakwaters a serious beach erosion and sand accumulation has been observed. Severe erosion is seen north of the harbour and some accumulation of sand is seen south of the harbour. On a sandy coastline like the one in Oluvil such erosion problems as observed are very typical. The report: Oluvil Port Development Project: Studies on Beach Erosion written by LHI (Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd), June 2011 describes calculation of erosion and sediment transport under some proposed coastal protection scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University
Number of pages8
Commissioning bodyDanida / Danish Foreign Ministry
Publication statusPublished - 2011
SeriesDCE Technical reports


  • Oluvil Port
  • Port Infrastructure
  • Breakwaters
  • Coastline
  • Beach Erosion
  • Sediment Transport
  • Waves

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