Damietta Port AuthorityThe entity for which the Study was carried out
The Modern Engineering Consultant Office (MECO)
Dr./ Hamdy el Kamhawy, PHD
The agency carrying out the Study
October 2020Year of Publication
The project aims at illustrating and displaying wave and wind data in the examined area and utilize it to determine the maximum waves necessary for designing breakwater sectors and the results of numerical models for the study on the extreme waves conditions for the devise a construction proposal, in accordance with the following pointers:

  • Wave and wind data in the study area
  • Statistical analysis of data and extracting extreme cases for all geographical trends.
  • Deduce the maximum wave height for a period dating back 100 years.
  • Numerical models to simulate the proposed layout and required construction cases.
  • Design heights Layout of waves affecting breakwater sections for all studied cases
Purpose of the Study
  • Plentiful data on winds and waves were collected from multiple sources, the most prominent of which is the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts “ECMWF“, which is an independent intergovernmental organization supported by most European countries and headquartered in Shenfield Park, Reading, United Kingdom. It runs one of the largest supercomputer complexes in Europe and the largest archive in the world for numerical weather forecast data.
  • This data was studied and analyzed statistically in the report on the meteorology study. The following is a summary of this data: –
  • Wind:
  • The data included 357,936 wind speed readings (U10-V10) at an altitude of 10 meters above sea level, from European model calculations, starting from January 1979 until December 31, 2020, with a time step of one hour.
  • Sea waves:
  • The data included 357,936 readings of the various wave characteristics (wave height – periodical time – wave direction), from calculations of the European model, starting from January 1979 until December 31, 2020, with a time step of one hour.