oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Jacket fabrication and construction support

Volume 33, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The construction of the Mossgas FA jacket heralds a new era in the technological development of the steel fabrication industry in this country. Never before has a structure of this magnitude and complexity been fabricated and transported on South African soil, and the success of this project bears testimony to the co-operation of all the parties involved. This paper provides an insight into some of the unique challenges tackled during the fabrication of the jacket, from component fabrication, through to erection and final load-out of the 14500 t structure onto the barge at Saldanha Bay.

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