Alumina Offloading Deep Water Pier Extension | ByrneLooby
Sept 2018 – December 2020
Marine & Coastal Engineering – Piers
Services (Technical Disciplines):
Construction Supervision, Contractors Support, Monitoring, Project Management, technical assistance
Project Objectives/ Outcomes:
An alumina operator in Bahrain was expanding its smelter operations with a sizable CAPEX investment making the project one of the largest brownfield developments in the region. Due to this expansion, the operator needed to increase the import of raw materials via its existing port facility. The upgrade included the demolition of an existing warehouse, the construction of two large silos and the expansion of the existing jetties to accommodate and unload 60,000-ton Panamax alumina vessels.
ByrneLooby added value for the client by recommending an alternative solution as outlined in the preferred bid. This consisted of installing 2 VSUs on the upgraded Jetty 2 which allowed speedier loading times for the 60,000-ton Panamax vessels, hence optimising the required works. Furthermore, ByrneLooby reviewed all technical submission for the proposed marine works (including upgrade of Jetty 1 and 2) according to the relevant codes and in line with the client’s expectations.
ByrneLooby was appointed as the Engineers Representative (ER) to provide technical assistance and construction supervision services of all civil and marine-related elements for the Alumina Pier Extension.
The teams scope included various elements some of those being reviewing and approving designs for all marine construction drawings (pier extension and access trestle), along with the construction drawings for the onshore structures (silos and conveyor system) which form part of this contract.
Through initiatives led by ByrneLooby site personnel, the team was able to lead design value-engineering exercises to reduce construction times and eliminate interruptions to the berthing and offloading operations of the client’s vital material offloading at the port. ByrneLooby also conducted daily site inspections during the construction phase to ensure compliance with approved drawings and approved design standards.
Geoscience Ireland Contact:
Siobhan Warfield – marketing@ByrneLooby.com