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Jetty Engineering Review and Project Management for a Storage Terminal

BMT was appointed to prepare the layout of two jetties at its Petroleum Storage Terminal at Banyan Basin, Singapore.

The Requirement

BMT was appointed by Vopak Terminal Singapore to prepare the layout of two jetties at its Petroleum Storage Terminal at Banyan Basin, Jurong Island. The team’s role was further extended to include an engineering review and a role overseeing project management for the construction works that ensued.

There are two berths that comprise the oil tanker jetty, with the inside one catering for 1,000dwt to 25,000 vessels and the outer one catering for the 1,000dwt to 50,000dwt vessels.

What We Delivered

BMT worked in conjunction with an EPC contractor, appointed by Vopak. BMT focussed on construction contracts, technical details for the works and gaining government approval in regard to the project’s legal matters. The jetty was designed to meet local standards, BS standards as well as compliance with International Best Practices for Maritime Structures.

The major issues that affected the project were a pair of operational tanker jetties positioned only 150m away from the construction site, and also owned by Vopak. Daily coordination between the terminal manager and the contractor was required to prevent interference during routine operations. In order to minimise disturbance, components were pre-cast on shore prior to being incorporated into the structure.

Outcome and Benefits

The foundation was constructed with steel pipe piles which were factory fabricated in standard lengths, then driven to design level in a single operation. The pre-cast components could then be fitted in on top.

As a result the project was completed within the planned schedule.

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