Posted on 21 Nov 2016.
The Arabian Gulf is full of marine species and sound. Most of the sounds come from the natural environment: such as waves or winds. Marine species also contribute to the ambient noise levels, they produce sounds that can be detected underwater. Sound is the only form of communication many marine animals use to survival activities (orientation, mating,..).
Man-generated noises affect these behaviors and have an impact upon organisms in other ways as well. Currently, there are no rules and regulations that specify underwater noise limits for underwater activities such as construction works.
Today, our CEO Dr. Pal Bite held a successful speech at the Arabian Coast 2016 conference, the 3rd International conference on coastal zone engineering and management in the Middle East - Organized by Dubai Municipality. The conference is Under the Patronage of HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality.
During the presentation, he draw the attention of the importance and the possibility of preserving of our marine environment. He presented the effects of underwater noise on the marine species of the Arabian region, as well as prediction, modelling & monitoring techniques of underwater noise and provided a roadmap on how to mitigate harmful effects.
Vibrocomp has significant experience in prediction, modelling and monitoring of underwater noise during major construction activities such as piling or dredging. We consider proper monitoring as one of the most important tools to support sustainable underwater construction activities. Usually our work starts already in the planning phase with identification of noise sources and the critical periods of work activity respective to the sensitive marine species of the construction area. Based on preliminary model calculations the most critical phases of the construction activity as well as the close impact are can be predicted. Accurate predictions form the basis to avoid the very expensive permanent underwater noise monitoring, as activity can be reduced to the most critical phases.
Finally, I gave guidance to stakeholder on best practice applications, how Vibrocomp applies the described tools give support to save the marine environment.
Posted on 28 Sep 2016.
also in Environmental Consultancy. Vibrocomp Middle East opened to Qatar with a significant knowledge-transfer and awareness raising campaign at The Public Works Authorithy 'Ashgal' in Doha.
The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal' was established in 2004 to be responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery, and asset management of all infrastructure projects and public buildings in Qatar. Ashghal’s key responsibilities include governing the design, construction, and management of major projects including roads, drainage and buildings such as public buildings, schools and hospitals.
Posted on 21 Sep 2016.
Dubai will host the World Expo between October 2020 and April 2021 bringing together more than 180 nations and an international audience of 25 million visitors, one of the greatest event on Earth. On a 438 hectare site, connected to three international airports and a dedicated transport network, Expo will provide visitors with the chance to see spectacular architecture, merge with global cultures, examine thoughtful and thought provoking exhibitions and taste food from every corner of the globe.
VIBROCOMP ME, member of VIBROCOMP International, is the commissioned acoustic consultant to this once in a lifetime event.
VIBROCOMP will contribute with its unique 40 years of experience and latest state-of-the-art technical knowledge and grant for the unforgettable acoustic experience. In the first stage VIBROCOMP will develop the acoustic standards each pavilion has to fulfill and publish site-wide guidelines to the designers. In the second phase acoustic designs will be verified to ensure acoustic comfort to amaze the many millions who visit.
Posted on 01 Dec 2015.
Dubai Municipality awarded Vibrocomp ME the "Study of Toxic Air Pollutants and Particulate Matter Characterization in the Emirate of Dubai" project. Vibrocomp carries out the significant air quality sampling, laboratory analysis and dispersion modelling programme to evaluate the toxic air pollutants and particulate matter in the Emirate.
The project will provide information and form a basis to judge the compliance with the relevant air quality standards. Furthermore it will serve as the foundation of new air quality management action plans and policies, and will provide database for the future abatement strategies and measures.
By fulfilling the ambitious goals this project will significantly contribute to Dubai's vision: Creating an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of sustainable living.
Posted on 29 Oct 2015.
Vibrocomp participated together with Dubai Municipality EPSS on this great event!