Deepsea Platform Loadout Facilities
Bangpakong, Map Ta Phut Port and Laemchabang Port, Thailand
When Thai Nippon Steel, TNS, required an extension to their existing facilities for the production and export of pre-fabricated modules of around 25,000t, they approached SMC for preliminary and detailed design of the infrastructure.   

The site was characterised by a low lying topography with up to 16m depth of soft clays.  This necessitated a retaining wall of nearly 14m height to allow access for transportation shipping and fully piled hardstandings for all heavy load areas.

SMC worked closely with the client at all stages of the work to ensure that operational loadings and requirements were fully met by the design. The design included: retaining walls, jetty head, slipways, crane operating pads, jack up foundations, mooring stations, ground improvement works and dredging plans together with preparation of the specification and bills of quantities for the works.

SMC has worked with other clients in finding sites suitable for their load out requirements.  Our wide ranging maritime experience through a variety of ports and harbours in Thailand provides us with a broad knowledge of potential sites.  The use of existing facilities for load out provides obvious advantages to clients.  

SMC has assisted several clients by conducting load assessments of existing port facilities and their adjacent transport paths for modules up to around 5,000t.  Other reviews have included assessment of existing highway structures where pre-fabricated modules up to 780t had to be moved from a port to a plant site on-shore.
project details

client: Aibel TNS SDV Asia CUEL
services: Feasibility Studies, Site Searches, Load Assessment of existing sites, Detailed Design of new facilities
period: 2006-07