Sullom Voe Oil Terminal

Detailed design and construction of Oil Port

NIRAS Fraenkel was engaged by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) for the development of a major oil port at Sullom Voe
Tags: Port Facility Management

Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, Shetland - UK

NIRAS Fraenkel was engaged by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) for the development of a major oil port at Sullom Voe which has one of the largest throughput of any oil terminal in Europe. NFL was responsible for the detailed design and construction supervision of four jetties, three of which are for crude oil export in vessels of up to 350,000 dwt and the fourth for crude oil and LPG export in vessels of up to 120,000 dwt or 80,000 cu.m.

The jetty construction consists of tubular steel piles driven into rock, with tension piles anchored by means of steel joists drilled and grouted a further 15m below the pile toes. The superstructure of the jetties is reinforced concrete. The project included the construction of a Port Administration Building, covering 700m². In addition to administration offices, the building also houses the port control room, in which is installed the surveillance radar, the VHF radio system and the telemetry for the navigation lights in the port and approaches, all of which were designed by the firm. Also provided was a tug and small boat harbour for vessels of up to 10,000 dwt, comprising eleven 20 metre diameter straight web pile cells supporting a concrete deck on rock infill.

The firm was also responsible to the SIC for vetting many aspects of the onshore development, including tankage and ballast water handling and treatment. Subsequently, a hydrographic survey was carried out for a second entrance route to the port. Navigation lights and a remote radar system to cover this route were designed, constructed and commissioned in fifteen months.

Since the opening of the terminal, the firm has been responsible for the annual maintenance program. This is a rolling program for maintenance of the civil works including the marine structures, impressed current cathodic protection system for the piling and the paintwork of the jetties and dolphin structures.



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