Venezuela marine terminal expanded with bottom-pull method

Willbros International Inc.’s unit Constructora CAMSA SA used the bottom pull method recently to install pipelines in the expansion of an existing sea-island marine shipping terminal. The work was for the Ameriven TAEJ Hamaca project at the Jose Petrochemical Complex, Jose, Venezuela.The expansion added a southern berth which included:• Substructure.• Deck with three 16-in. loading arms.• Pigging and metering facilities.• Control room.• 6-km long, 36-in. OD pipeline.• 6-km long, 20-in. OD pipeline to shore.The loading berth is in 80 ft of water (Fig. 1).This article describes the pulling portion of the installation of the pipelines from the ...

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