Ras Laffan is the centre of LNG and GTL activities in Qatar and the port is considered one of the largest LNG export facilities in the world.
Ramboll Oil & Gas undertook the detailed engineering for an upgrade of the LNG berth at Ras Laffan during 2009 and 2010.
New and larger LNG carriers
The berth facilities at Ras Laffan accommodate LNG vessels up to 135,000m3. However, the new generation of LNG carriers include vessels up to 217,000m3. Our client therefore wanted to determine the possibilities for loading these new and larger vessels at LNG berth no. 1 at Ras Laffan.
Detailed engineering design of LNG berth
Ramboll Oil & Gas provided the detailed engineering for a series of modifications which are necessary in order to accommodate the larger LNG vessels at Ras Laffan. The modifications included:
- upgrade of fender
- upgrade of break bolt for double and triple mooring hook unit
- tie-back for breasting dolphin to the loading platform
- pressure wedge of stone at the toe of the stern mooring dolphin
Ramboll undertook calculations, production of drawings and site survey covering the sea bed, the berth, fenders, rock dumps and current & wind conditions.