Uhambiso has extensive international experience in water and sanitation projects, as well as research. Typical water and sanitation projects include:

  • Water transmission and distribution
  • Water conservation and demand management
  • Raw and wastewater treatment
  • Powerplant and desalination plant intake/outfall studies
  • Flood and spillage control
  • Groundwater source and demand management

Dr George Gerber has received a PhD degree in hydraulic engineering and have been involved in numerous international projects. Below is a list of projects that he has been involved in during his PhD, at his former employer (Deltares), as well as at Uhambiso. He has also published in the international peer-reviewed ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering and also acts as a reviewer for the Journal of Hydraulic Research.

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Reference projects

NMBMwater 481 327

 

Project

Khayamnandi potable water network design

Location

South Africa

Objective

Potable water network design. Optimization of pipe diameters taking into account capital cost, peak demands and fire risk.

Position

Engineer at Uhambiso

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Project

Coal power plant

Location

Malaysia 

Objective

Physical modelling of sea outfall. Optimization of design configuration taking into account operational and tidal conditions.

Position

Researcher at Stellenbosch University

Project

Power plant (4x350 MW)

Location

Al Khalij (Libya)

Objective

Assessment of the amount of thermal recirculation for the proposed intake and outfall configuration. Optimization of the outfall configuration.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

Project

Desalination plant

Location

Fujairah (UAE)

Objective

Assesment of discharge line pressures for various operating conditions. Design of surge protection.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

Project

Air seperation plant

Location

Mirfa (UAE)

Objective

Assesment of suction and discharge line pressures for various operating conditions. Design of surge protection.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

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Project

Khayamnandi sewer network design

Location

South Africa

Objective

Sewer network design. Optimization of pipe diameters taking into account capital cost and peak flows.

Position

Engineer at Uhambiso

Project

Cooling water pump station

Location

Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

Objective

Assessment of the pump approach flow conditions for new refurbishment design.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

Project

Power plant

Location

Rabigh (UAE)

Objective

Assessment of the pump approach flow conditions for a new power plant design.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

Project

Desalination plant

Location

Shuwaikh (Kuwait)

Objective

Assessment of the amount of thermal and brine recirculation for the proposed intake and outfall configuration. Optimization of the outfall configuration.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

Project

Water transmission scheme

Location

Shuweihat (UAE)

Objective

Assesment of pipeline pressures, as well as air vessel fluid levels for various operating conditions. Optimization of air vessel fluid levels.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

Project

Request for proposal: Upgrading of Panama canal locks

Location

Panama

Objective

Assesment of flow conditions within locks.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

 

Research

Gravity currents

Objective

Assesment of plume dispersion through physical and numerical modelling of sea outfall.

Publications

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Journal of hydraulic engineering

Reviewer

Journal of Hydraulic Research

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Project

Request for proposal: Thames Tunnel

Location

London (England)

Objective

Assesment of the amount of air entrainment in the Borthwick shaft for the proposed new flow conditions within locks.

Position

Engineer/Researcher at Deltares

Research

Algoa Bay circulation

Location

South Africa

Objective

Understanding the forcings that drive the circulation in Algoa bay. Assessing the impact of industrial effluent discharges and accidental spillages on the environment.

Position

Engineer at Uhambiso