FACTORS AFFECTING THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF OFFSHORE TERMINALS

Rapid growth in the size of both liquid and dry bulk cargo ships has led to the need for offshore terminals where adequate water depth can be economically obtained. The external conditions and constraints to which a terminal will conform must be clearly defined and analyzed in the planning stage. Some of the more significant factors include: design throughput, design vessels, limiting navigation conditions, limiting operating conditions, number of berths, seabed conditions, types of products, and vessel servicing and bunkering requirements. Once the desired characteristics and performance of the terminal have been established, the criteria on which the design of its elements will be based must be determined. These criteria include design environmental conditions, vessel berthing energy, dead and live loads and load combinations. In order for an offshore terminal to be constructed it must conform to the requirements of a number of federal, state and local laws.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, February 15, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Han, EHY
    • Padron, D V
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM