‘Half Moon Bay’ island is situated in the Seef area of Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The purpose of the island is to accommodate a future 5 Star Hotel development as well as several villas. Engineering Department Hydronamic was engaged to develop the design of the island and to provide advisory services to Boskalis Westminster Middle East. Through good co-operation between the design engineers of Hydronamic and the construction team of Boskalis Westminster Middle East innovative ideas were developed which could be integrated into the rock protection design resulting in the successful and efficient construction with significant cost savings to the project.
The design and construction of the land reclamation / creation project was awarded on a lump sum fixed price basis. Hydronamic were engaged to execute the design component. This included translating the clients initial ideas into a concept design and then developing this further into a preliminary and ultimately into a design approved for construction. From an initial requirement for the creation of a suitable location for a hotel development a 15 hectare land mass was created consisting of three islands in a circular formation enclosing an inner basin. The three islands are separated from each other by two channels.