Aurecon to design a shared facility in Singapore to support offshore module and equipment fabrication activities
State-of-the-art marine facility to complement existing Offshore Marine Centre
Balanced industry demand with engineering designs and financial investment
Aurecon's role: Owner's Designer
Client: JTC Coporation
Singapore is a regional hub for offshore and marine companies which require state-of-the-art marine facilities.
To further strengthen their offshore and marine-leading position, JTC Corporation intends to construct the Offshore Marine Centre 2 along Singapore’s Tuas Western Coast. Aurecon has been appointed to conduct the feasibility study and conceptual layout design for the shared facility that will support offshore module and equipment fabrication, as well as associated activities. These include:
Construction and assembly of topside modules and offshore structures
Manufacture of oilfield equipment such as wellheads, manifolds and pipelines
Fabrication of mooring equipment like anchors and winches
Rig conversion, modification or maintenance, repair and overhaul activities
Fabrication of offshore renewable energy structures
Offshore project logistics
Offshore Marine Centre 2 will complement the existing Offshore Marine Centre with higher specifications, including heavier floor loading and a deeper draft, to support the fabrication and assembly of larger offshore modules and equipment.
Making the complex simple
Undertaking the conceptual layout design for this envisioned state-of-the-art marine facility was no easy task. Aurecon applied its exceptional engineering skills to Offshore Marine Centre 2 so that it can accommodate larger vessels and integration-type activities for more complex and heavier topside process modules.
Our work began by engaging with companies and specialists in the offshore and marine industry to understand the:
Size and weight of vessels in the future
Future mechanical and electrical requirements of seafaring structures in the resources industry
Ground bearing capacity that the yards would have to accommodate
Use and frequency of vessels through international ports
Value that stakeholders see in Singapore’s marine ports
Expectations that clients and industry have for international ports
The feedback was consolidated into a multi-criteria analysis by Aurecon to determine the demand and requirements of clients and industry for an international facility such as Offshore Marine Centre 2.
The challenge in the conceptual layout design stage was balancing the industry demand with the engineering design and financial investment. It’s important that Offshore Marine Centre 2 is a competitive, relevant and accessible facility so its clients can access the waterfront infrastructure well into the future.
The waterfront infrastructure will be a heavy-duty platform to accommodate the vessels of offshore and marine companies in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. With a site size of approximately 7.5 hectares, Aurecon explored, planned and developed conceptual layouts to maximise the placement of facilities within the project site.
Aurecon will continue to support the construction, and to oversee the design throughout the entire construction period.
This project is an example of Aurecon’s focus on its clients and their customers, and being a project partner to bring ambitious ideas to life. Aurecon is proud to be contributing to Offshore Marine Centre 2 and enabling its position in Singapore as an internationally-competitive offshore and marine hub.
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