MARINE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES AND FACILITIES TRENDS AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
A marine industrial facility is a commercial facility that is constructed at a shipyard on a barge or vessel hull and is floated to the intended operational site. Such a concept may have numerous applications which include power plants, refineries, chemical processing plants, LPG/LNG gasification facilities, fertilizer plants, concrete plants, and others. In the operation area, such a facility can operate in various modes either on land or offshore. When operating on land, the process barge is towed into a shallow basin. The entrance is then back filled and the basin is dewatered to the land barge. Offshore, the prefabricated industrial facility can operate either as sea-bottom supported or waterborne. Sea-bottom support can be obtained through the use of a jack-up platform or through the use of a barge hull designed as a submersible to rest on the sea bed. The paper views marine industrial facilities as the first serious attempts for further commercialization of the oceans since the advent of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. They represent innovative solutions to special technical and managerial problems. The paper reviews the main forces behind such concepts, the various considerations in producing and implementing them, and sets the stage in which such facilities will develop.
- Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles. Also available from Engineering Societies Library.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
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Marine Technology Society5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
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- Castrinakis, E
- Hollyer, R S
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 6 p.
- Volume: 1
- TRT Terms: Floating docks; Floating structures; Offshore platforms; Offshore power plants; Offshore power plants; Offshore structures
- Old TRIS Terms: Floating concrete structures; Floating platforms
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00173284
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM