Coastal Engineering Solutions joins Water Technology

In October 2015 the team at Coastal Engineering Solutions joined Water Technology. Peter and Paul bring their extensive skills in numerical and physical modelling of coastal and offshore processes, and in coastal engineering design to the Coasts and Environment Group.

Our widely acknowledged strength is the application of considerable theoretical and practical knowledge of the coastal environment to provide our clients with practical engineering solutions and designs for their projects. This objective is accomplished by understanding how each project will interact with the local coastal environment and how that environment will impact on the project.

As Coastal Engineers with considerable experience, Dr. Peter Riedel and Mr. Paul O’Brien  offer a  unique and highly skilled service to governments, the private sector and the general engineering profession.  Both specialise in studies of the complex interaction between coastal and offshore processes and man-made structures.  Our team also has extensive technical skills in the areas of mathematical modelling of offshore and coastal processes, physical modelling of waves and wave forces, coastal engineering design in relation to secondary pipeline stabilisation, beach systems, seawalls, reclamations, breakwaters, marinas and small ports.

We have provided our specialised coastal engineering skills in many countries throughout Asia and the Pacific regions, including:

  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand
  • Tuvalu
  • Samoa
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Tonga
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tahiti

Meet Our Team

Dr. Peter RiedelDirector, Coastal Engineer
Dr. Riedel is a specialist coastal engineer with over 40 years’ experience in wave analysis and interpretation, coastal process studies and the design of foreshore management strategies and maritime works. He has been a principal of specialised coastal engineering consulting practices since 1979. He established Coastal Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd in 1993 and joined Water Technology in October 2015.

Dr. Riedel has maintained a keen professional interest in the complex and constantly expanding field dealing with coastal processes. Indeed he has been instrumental in contributing to the development and understanding of this subject and is regarded as an expert authority by the international coastal engineering community.

Paul O'BrienDirector, Coastal Engineer
Mr. Paul O’Brien is a qualified Coastal Engineer with more than 30years’ experience in the planning, design and supervision of coastal engineering projects throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific Region.

His particular expertise is the practical application of state-of-the-art techniques and systems of foreshore protection and maritime engineering design in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Since many of these applications are in coastal areas having significant environmental, cultural, social and commercial values, Mr. O’Brien’s skills therefore incorporate extensive experience of developing appropriately sensitive solutions.