The paper describes the planning, design, and construction of an artificial island trans-shipping terminal in the Atlantic Ocean, 8 miles from the coast of Brazil. At a connecting open-sea berth built along a 55-ft-deep natural channel, salt and other granular materials can be loaded into 100,000 dead-weight ton (DWT) bulk carriers. Feeder vessels of 2,000 DWT can be unloaded on the sheltered side of the island. Up to 150,000 tons of salt can be accumulated in the storage area. Soros Associates established the feasibility of building and maintaning an artificial island in this equatorial part of the Atlantic Ocean on the basis of extensive investigations of wind and wave data, tidal movements, currents, and bottom conditions. Seismic surveys and soil borings were carried out before the final design of the island and of the pile-supported structures connected with it. The solutions of technical problems encountered during the design and construction provide useful information for the planning of future artificial islands and offshore terminals.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was prepared for presentation at the sixth Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, 6-8 May 1974.
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  • Authors:
    • Soros, P
    • Koman, B
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00084481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 2099
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM