LNG Terminals: Engineering Challenges & Solutions
Engineering reorientation was carried, so as to make the terminal fully congenial with the LNG supply chain. Non synchronization of the facility with the LNG chain would have barred the terminal to be optimally commercially viable which was considered to be best avoided with charter rates of LNG carriers are very high. This meant constructing the berthing facilities with deep piles to handle bigger size LNG carriers ranging from the size of 65,000 cum upto Q-flex ships of 216,000 cum keeping in view the terminal should be in consonant with the LNG chain; the jetty was constructed for handling various sizes of LNG carriers in line with vessels available globally. For handling all kind of carriers a flexible design plan was crafted by the marine contractor Afcons that took the construction work of a 310 meter long jetty.
- NBM&CW February 2014