Our coasts, ports and sensitive waterfront environments face growing pressures from climate change and development. Innovative solutions are needed to navigate these challenges, on a foundation of trust and partnership with clients and communities.
Along our coastlines we are facing the challenges of sea level rise, changing weather patterns, increased storm frequencies and flood events that require solutions from diverse skillsets and in-depth knowledge of these complex environments, coastal processes and changes in legislation.

Our Coastal and Marine sectors are fast moving towards decarbonisation and requirements to comply with legislation that will alter operational and facility requirements. There is increasing pressure to maintain and extend the life of assets and improve their operational efficiencies. In addition, the adoption and deployment of automation and digital technologies are creating new challenges and opportunities.

Beca’s dedicated team of planners, coastal engineers and port specialists are able to support our clients respond to these challenges from initial planning and feasibility through to detailed design, construction and strategic asset management. We can help navigate and respond to complex consenting issues and are able to draw on the full depth of Beca’s expertise and services.
Specialists in climate change, resilience and coastal adaptation - Kwajalein Atoll, an aerial view of Ebeye Island. Photo credit Anjojo Kabua III
Coastal Processes assessments, protection and beach renourishment schemes - Kohimarama Beach, Auckland.
Port and marine asset management, maintenance and extension of life - Wynyard Wharf repairs in Auckland.
Port and maritime structures - Breakwater piling barge and modular precast elements.
Small island ports and waterfronts – Avatiu aerial, Cook Islands.
Specialists in climate change, resilience and coastal adaptation - Kwajalein Atoll, an aerial view of Ebeye Island. Photo credit Anjojo Kabua III

Our People

Andy Harvey

Technical Director - Ports and Coastal Engineering (NZ and Pacific)

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Gareth Robertshaw

Principal - Ports and Maritime Engineering (Australia)

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Jennifer Hart

Senior Technical Director - Coastal and Climate Resilience

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