Mott MacDonald has appointed Scott Fenical to be the Practice Leader of its Coastal Practice in North America.
Based in Mott MacDonald’s San Francisco office, Fenical is a coastal engineer with 19 years of professional experience specializing in vessel hydrodynamic processes, mooring analysis, ship maneuvering simulations, coastal processes analysis, numerical modeling, dredging, and marine habitat design.
“Protecting our coastal environments and infrastructure is critical,” said Nick DeNichilo, President and CEO of Mott MacDonald in North America. “Scott Fenical brings our clients a broad range of specialized skills in coastal analysis to improve the resilience of their assets, optimize design solutions, and minimize impacts to the environment.”
Fenical is lead developer of the Vessel Hydrodynamics Longwave Unsteady (VH-LU) modeling system, believed to be the most highly validated and widely applied modeling system for simulating deep-draft vessel hydrodynamics and berthed vessel loading. He has worked on projects for container terminals, ferry terminals, marinas, and natural beach environments in Alaska, California, Florida, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, and in Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Turkey, and the UAE.