Structural Concrete, Vol. 11, no. 2, June 2010
Concrete gravity-based structures used for offshore LNG storage and regasification in the Adriatic Sea
J. Naess, Aker Solutions AS, Norway
S.I. Giske, Aker Solutions AS, Norway
L. Bjerkeli, Skanska Norge AS, Norway
A concrete gravity-based structure, used as an offshore liquid natural gas (LNG) receiving and regasification terminal, has been built and installed in the Adriatic Sea. The design, construction and interfaces of the concrete structure posed many challenges which drew on expertise learnt elsewhere in the world of offshore marine concrete structures. The integration of the LNG tanks and the regasification topsides into a compact concrete structure tested the ability to produce a consistent and easily constructed solution. The resulting structure was simple, efficient, robust, durable and the first of its kind.