Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, The Bahamas


Location: Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas

Client: Kerzner International Development LLC

Tasks: Surveys, Engineering Design, Construction Documents, Construction Review, Monitoring, General Coastal Engineering Consultation on All Development


Since 1996, Olsen Associates Inc. (OA) has served as the principal coastal engineering consultant to Kerzner International in its development of the $2B resort/residential/ marina complex on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, including Atlantis Phases II and III, Harborside II, and the concept design for the Atlantis marina.  OAI has prepared analyses, engineering design, plans and specifications, cost estimates, and construction review for a diverse range of coastal works at Atlantis – including:  rock revetments, jetty spurs, T-head groin stabilized beaches, beach renourishment, high-relief seawalls,  demolition of derelict coastal structures, buried seawalls and revetments,  dune restoration and vegetation, intake structures for the resort’s massive aquaria, beach debris cleaning, set-back and flood protection recommendations, a novel timber breakwater to shelter a temporary dolphin pen, among many other assignments. Some of the most demanding work involved assessment, re-configuration and repair of a complex array of dunes, revetments, seawalls, beaches, pump-houses, restaurants and other critical resort infrastructure located along the resort’s 2+ mile coastline that was severely damaged by Hurricanes Floyd in 1999 and Michelle in 2001. The result was the largest beach fill project to-date in the Bahamas. Each of these projects was completed in conformance with the client’s budget and demanding schedule – typically requiring less than 3 months for normal works and less than 10 days for hurricane repairs. All of the project elements have performed to or beyond the design predictions and the Owner’s expectations. 

Photo Credit (Bottom):  Andy Anderson

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