oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Design of the topsides structures
|Article Title||Design of the topsides structures|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineer in South Africa|
|Author||E. O'N. Fourie, S.A. Amod and D.M. Malcolm|
|Publication Date||Sep 1991|
|Pages||339 - 344|
The topsides structures for an offshore platform, although serving essentially the same purpose as in an onshore process facility, have to be modularized to facilitate onshore fabrication and subsequent movement of the relatively large packages for installation offshore in their final location. The movement of the substructures, the size and weight of each package and the availability of transportation vessels and equipment place demands and constraints on the design that make it different from conventional onshore process plant design.
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