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Design and Construction Considerations for Very Large Floating Structures (VLFSs) Markus Wernli, PhD, P.E. BergerABAM Inc. 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200.

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1 Design and Construction Considerations for Very Large Floating Structures (VLFSs) Markus Wernli, PhD, P.E. BergerABAM Inc Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200 Seattle, WA (206)

2 Floating Piers, Bridges, Wharfs, and Breakwaters Floating Container Terminal, Valdez, Alaska Floating Navy Pier Hood Canal Floating Bridge, Washington

3 Floating Offshore Drilling Platforms, FPSOs, and Ocean Energy Convertors Glomar Beaufort Sea Concrete Island Drilling Structure (SIDS) Floating LNG Processing and Storage Platform (Courtesy Mustang Engineering) Arco Floating LPG Terminal, Java Sea

4 Floating Offshore Ports, Bases, and Stabilized Live Fire Platforms Floating Open Ocean Stabilized Live Fire Platform (Courtesy PCCI)

5 Design and Construction Considerations for VLFSs Modular Design Modular Construction Standard Modules Specialized Modules

6 Design and Construction Considerations for VLFSs Construction Location: -Construction Onshore at Waterfront/Drydock -Construction Afloat at Outfitting Dock -Construction Afloat in Protected Deep Water Site -Construction Offshore at Deployment Site

7 Cost per Square Foot Area Source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, based on an analysis of CoStar Group data, April New York City Land PricesVLFSs Cost Factors -Design Sea State -Platform Size -Payload/Freeboard

8 Thank you! Markus Wernli, PhD, P.E. BergerABAM Inc Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200 Seattle, WA (206)


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