Leg penetration analysis for jack-up vessels Eemshaven

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Contractor:
Buss Port Logistics and Wagenborg
Location:
Eemshaven
Period of execution:
2011-2012

Project:
Eemshaven continuously grows in size, potential and significance. For several years the port has been developing as an optimal location for the offshore wind industry for more than 20 wind farms that are planned in the North Sea. Companies from the energy sector and related industries settle in and around the port. The Eemshaven distinguishes itself as a result of the very good infrastructure, surface, quay length, depth for jack-up vessels and handling conditions for offshore wind farms. It is therefore a perfect location for energy projects in the North Sea.

The transport of large and heavy components for building wind farms happens a lot with jack-up vessels. During loading and unloading of these vessels the spuds from the ship are placed on the harbor bottom. The point loads are high and it is important to determine in advance what the penetration of the poles in the ground will be and whether there is a risk of instability of the platform during loading and unloading. Based on CPT's of the subsurface a 'leg penetration analysis' is performed in advance. In the Eemshaven we have recently done this for large shippers Buss Port Logistics who use the new Orange Blue Terminals and for Wagenborg.

Activities:
After performing CPT's in the ports for the transhipment terminals we conducted 'leg penetration analysis' for several jack-up vessels under SNAME guidelines.