PLANNING AND DESIGN OF FIXED BERTH STRUCTURES FOR 300,000 TO 500,000 DWT TANKERS

The planning and design of berths for mammoth tankers completed during the past few years and now under construction, is reviewed. All these structures are of the fixed type and accommodate tankers larger than 300,000 DWT. The range of ships to be accommodated predicates the number and spacing of the main structural components and influences the cost of the structure. A tendency of increasing berthing energy capacity for a given size vessel is illustrated. The evaluation of mooring loads is commented on. The cost of the structure as a proportion of the total cost of the installation has significantly changed for the recent projects, due to the increased loading rates and more extensive mechanical provisions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Toppler, J F
    • Harris, H R
    • Weersma, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 279-294
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1646 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM