Terra Drone Europe has successfully completed a high-resolution photogrammetric pavement assessment using a multirotor drone at Djibouti’s key port of Doraleh.
Across five days, the aerial survey was accompanied by detailed inspections of the quay walls and the sea defence revetments at the Doraleh harbor.
The data acquired will be used in conjunction with previously-collected bathymetric data, by Deep B.V., to offer a holistic view of the condition of the port from both above and below the waterline.
With the survey, it is hoped that Djibouti will be able to identify the high and low spots of the harbour pavements.
The topographic data will further be used to plan and propose a new drainage scheme to the port owners.
The project was commissioned to Terra Drone Europe by engineering consultancy firm Royal Haskoning, which has been employed by the Djibouti Main Ports to provide a condition report of the multi-purpose Doraleh port.
The construction of the port was completed 3 years ago, and since then, there have been noticeable changes in the condition of some of the assets.
The report which will be generated utilizing aerial survey data will be handed over to the contractor responsible for the port construction as part of the ‘defect notification’ activities.