LOCATION: Lusby, MD
MARKET: Natural Gas & LNG
VALUE CLASS: <$50K Engineering
ABOUT: The Client, headquartered in Richmond, VA, is primarily a provider of gas transportation and storage services.
The Client plant was built in 1970s to receive, store and process supplies of LNG from Algeria. Later, the facility was used to liquefy, store and distribute natural gas for use in the growing Mid-Atlantic region. The Client aimed to further develop the infrastructure to increase the ship unloading capacity from 155,000 cubic meters of LNG to 267,000 cubic meters of LNG. TAI was brought on to reinforce the offshore platform to accomplish this goal.
Infrastructure Development for Pier Reinforcement
The Client contracted directly with TAI to provide structural engineering related services to upgrade the offshore platform through the installation of four (4) new mooring dolphins at each berth, reinforcement of four (4) existing breasting dolphins at each berth and the installation of seven (7) new quick-release mooring hooks for each berth. In addition, new automated gangways, approach display boards, hook release control panels, docking aid systems, load management systems, central monitoring systems, and area walkway lighting were included in the offshore unloading pier upgrade. TAI also provided on-site mechanical, process and electrical controls engineering personnel that were directed by the Client’s Engineering Management as well as senior level plant operators.
Key Project Responsibilities