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Author(s): F. Veloso Gomes
F. Taveira Pinto
P. Rosa Santos
E. Brogueira Dias
H. Guedes Lopes
Title: Berthing characteristics and the behaviour of the oil terminal of Leixões Harbour, Portugal
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: Larger depth requirements for large tankers together with security reasons necessitate the establishment of oil terminals located in areas more exposed to adverse sea state conditions, conditioning terminal operations' efficiency and putting severe demands on fender and mooring systems. This paper describes the characteristics and behaviour of the berth "A" of Leixoes Harbour oil terminal which is, from the three berths that compose the oil terminal, the one that has the most significant hydrodynamic and operational problems, due to its exposed location despite the adjacent breakwater. The present conditions of berth "A" causes an obvious cost, as well as environmental and safety risks to the port authority, and for that reason this berth has been the subject Of Studies with the aim of improving its operational and security conditions. This paper will also present an overall overview of some conclusions of a recent Study that has been carried out.
Subject: Engenharia civil
Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Maritime Heritage and Modern Ports
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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