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    Adriatic Caisson for storage of GNL

    The Terminal consists of a pre-stressed-concrete caisson (GBS) measuring 180 m long, 88 m wide and 47 m high and weighing over 280,000 tonnes, housing two natural gas storage tanks, each with a capacity of 125,000 m3.

    The entire concrete structure is heavily reinforced through reinforced and pre-stressed steel. Within the works of the caisson, the electro-mechanical installation tasks required by the LNG Terminal were included.

    The works of the GBS caisson were based on a foundation slab, which slides 12,50 m high on the walls in cells over an area of 15,840 m2. Above the cells, a slab support for the tank was built to slide once again the 33 m upper closing walls, and close it up with the upper slab known as the "top side", where the gas processing plant was installed.

    It is the first offshore gas terminal installed in the world and has the European record for a sliding surface at 196,000 m2

    ACCIONA Infrastructures won, for this work, the award for Safety and Occupational Hazard Prevention by AkerSolutions, the client for which the works where performed.

    GBS has two basic functions once it is positioned and offshore ballasting:

    • Serving as a gas deposit and distribution storage for liquefied natural gas through its two inner tanks. The periodic replenishment of these tanks will be carried out by gas carriers with a capacity of up to 145,000 m3, ordered specifically as part of this Project.
    • Providing structural support for the necessary industrial facilities for the regasification process of liquefied natural gas, with a capacity of regasification of 1.1 million m3/hour. From the platform itself, a large pipeline runs along for the distribution to the region of northern Italy.

    General Information

    Location
    Algeciras, Spain
    Contract type
    Construction
    Infrastructure
    Construction of the first offshore gas terminal installed in the world, the terminal is a pre-stressed-concrete caisson, 180 m long, 88 m wide and 47 m high and weighing over 280,000 tonnes, strongly reinforced by reinforced and pre-stressed steel and has 2 natural gas storage tanks, each with a capacity of 125,000 m3.
    Year of project completion
    2007

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