MOF Berth at Barrow Island, West Australia
Although our last report about Barrow Island, West Australia, was some time ago, work at the LNG facility has continued apace.
The site’s latest QuayQuip fender installation serves vessels calling at the Materials Offloading Facility (MOF). Due to the wide range of impact conditions – the berth serves a variety of heavy lift ships approaching either stern- or side-on – a slightly unconventional dual QCN Cone fender design was called for.
The upper fender units in each system are QCN 1100 Cones, mounted to the berth’s concrete deck. The lower cones, QCN 900 units, are attached via a custom-designed connection to the tubular piles (‘king piles’ in Australia) of the supporting combi-wall structure. The panels are 2.9m wide by 5.8m high.
For more details about this and other projects in West Australia, please contact our Australian office.