In connection with the necessity to import large amounts of crude oil to the United States by means of supertankers, Dyckerhoff and Widmann has designed and planned a floating superport. Due to its size this port has all advantages of a fixed island especially as far as stability is concerned. It is self-propelled by powerful engines, which give the port a high degree of maneuverability. It can be dynamically positioned even under worst weather conditions. It provides a storage capacity of 7,000,000 barrels and a usable deck area of 12.5 acres. The port has the shape of a giant "U" thus providing a calm water basin, which can accommodate two supertankers simultaneously. The port, as it is designed now, can handle 100 million tons of crude oil annually. It is possible to equip the port for transfer of ore, LNG, coal and containers, whereby a mixed usage is possible. Finally, the economic feasibility is excellent.

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    • English translation available.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dyckerhoff and Widman AG

    Lessingstrasse 9
    8 Munchen 2,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Heinen, R J
  • Publication Date: 1973-3


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Dyckerhoff and Widmann, Incorporated
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1974 12:00AM