The largest prestressed concrete barge ever built will be used on the Nkossa field development off the Congolese coast, West Africa. It will act as the main production facility to carry the equipment for oil and gas treatment. Once operational, the barge and its 30 000t of equipment will house 160 people, serve as a control centre for the other field installations and provide oil treatment, LPG production, gas reinjection and water injection functions together with all utilities. Principal particulars of the barge are: length 220m width 46m depth 16m draught, towing 9.5m draught, service 10.5m freeboard, service 5.5m hull weight 70 000t total weight, inc modules 107 000t

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • J Offshore Technology, v 3 n 2, May 1995, p 39 [3 p, 3 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Valenchon, C
    • Nagel
    • R
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Barges
  • Old TRIS Terms: Concrete barges
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM