CONCRETE REPLACES STEEL IN OFFSHORE COAL-LOADING TERMINAL

An open water coal-loading terminal off the east coast of Australia berths 100,000 dwt coal ships. The concrete caissons for the berth were constructed within a drydock and later a break water, cutting costs and delays compared to on-site construction due to rough seas and the costly oceangoing construction equipment. Wall panels in the caissons were precast to get better compaction and horizontal elements were cast in place. To avoid cracks in joints between these various sections, all joints exposed to the sea are post-tensioned.

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  • Accession Number: 00139405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM