Design and Construction Considerations for Very Large Floating

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Design and Construction Considerations for
Very Large Floating Structures
(VLFSs)
Markus Wernli, PhD, P.E.
BergerABAM Inc.
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101-2677
(206)357-5600
[email protected]
www.abam.com
Floating Piers, Bridges, Wharfs, and
Breakwaters
Floating Navy Pier
Hood Canal Floating
Bridge, Washington
Floating
Container
Terminal,
Valdez,
Alaska
Floating Offshore Drilling Platforms, FPSOs,
and Ocean Energy Convertors
Glomar Beaufort
Sea Concrete
Island Drilling
Structure (SIDS)
Arco Floating LPG Terminal, Java Sea
Floating LNG Processing and Storage
Platform (Courtesy Mustang Engineering)
Floating Offshore Ports, Bases, and
Stabilized Live Fire Platforms
Floating Open Ocean Stabilized Live Fire Platform (Courtesy PCCI)
Design and Construction Considerations for
VLFSs
Modular Design
Modular Construction
Design and Construction Considerations for
VLFSs
Construction Location:
- Construction Onshore at Waterfront/Drydock
- Construction Afloat at Outfitting Dock
- Construction Afloat in Protected Deep Water Site
- Construction Offshore at Deployment Site
Cost per Square Foot Area
New York City Land Prices
VLFSs
$1,500
$1,250
$1,000
$750
$500
$250
$Protected
Harbor
Benign Water
Cost Factors
- Design Sea State
- Platform Size
- Payload/Freeboard
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, based on an analysis
of CoStar Group data, April 2008.
Rough Sea
Thank you!
Markus Wernli, PhD, P.E.
BergerABAM Inc.
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101-2677
(206)357-5600
[email protected]
www.abam.com

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