Marine Navigation Simulations for a Material Off-loading Facility

BMT was appointed by Technip Geoproduction to carry out Conceptual Engineering Studies for a MOLF for Petroliam National Berhad (PETRONAS).


Customer: Technip Geoproduction (M) Sdn Bhd

Country: Malaysia

Project Location: Pengerang

We carried out conceptual engineering studies for a Marine Off-Loading Facility (MOLF) for Petroliam National Berhad (PETRONAS), required in order to receive and offload the EPCC Contractor’s construction goods and project cargo during construction phase of the Refinery And Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Malaysia. 

As a part of the study, navigational simulations were conducted to determine the effect of the channel design and the different environmental conditions on movement of the design ships calling at the MOLF facility.


BMT carried out 16 different navigation scenarios. The simulated scenarios assessed safe approach, berthing and unberthing of the design ships to and from the berths at the MOLF terminal.

The simulations were done on BMT’s proprietary desktop simulator, BMT REMBRANDT, using simulated hydrodynamic currents of the area.


Scope of work for the simulation was as follows:

  1. Setup and prepare navigation simulation software, BMT REMBRANDT;
  2. Conduct simulated marine navigation movements of the design-sized vessels at the berths and;
  3. Extract navigation simulation results, analysis and reporting.

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