oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Mossel Bay FA platform: installation of long vertical piles
|Article Title||Mossel Bay FA platform: installation of long vertical piles|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 *Mossgass **Zietsman Lloyd and Hemsted Inc ***Coastal Engineering and Hydraulics Division of the National Research Institute of Oceanology of the CSIR ***University of Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Sep 1991|
|Pages||329 - 338|
|Keyword(s)||Condensate platform, FA gas, Mossgas, Offshore structure and Vertical piles|
The Mossgas FA gas and condensate platform is the first permanent offshore structure to be installed off the South African coast. Although the technology used for this platform was tested in such places as the North Sea, the lack of any field experience in South African waters posed particular problems for the offshore engineers involved. One such problem Was that of installing the tubular piles, which are the longest vertical piles ever installed on an offshore platform. This vertical piled concept, which was chosen over an angled or battered system for cost reasons, required the development of a special installation procedure. This paper descriptionbes the development and successful implementation of this innovative procedure, with very significant cost savings, for the client Mossgas.
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