Fluor Builds Ports and Marine Terminal Facilities Around the World.

Fluor has five decades of port and marine terminal experience in the mining and metals, infrastructure, and oil and gas industries. Fluor's experience covers all aspects of terminal design, including:

  • Greenfield harbor developments, including modeling and dredging requirements
  • Marine LNG and LPG terminals for vessels up to 200,000 cubic meters
  • Marine terminals for crude and products, ranging from small coastal tankers up to vessels of 700,000 DWT
  • Reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) studies
  • Revamps of existing terminal facilities
  • Terminal simulation and throughput studies, including dynamic traffic and port simulations
  • Theoretical and modeling analysis of berthing and mooring systems

Engineering and Design – Ports and Marine Terminals

Fluor has been responsible for all aspects of engineering and design of terminal facilities including ocean, marine and naval architecture elements of marine terminals. Ocean and civil engineering work has included roadway design, beach protection, slope stability, liquefaction design, evaluation of littoral processes and evaluation of dredging requirements and techniques. Terminal designs have been in protected and exposed waters, including designs for ice-resistant structures. Data gathering has included site surveys; oceanographic, bathymetric and meteorological studies; and geophysical and geotechnical investigations.

Innovative mooring and loading/off-loading facilities designed by Fluor include single-point moorings, multipoint moorings, sea islands, floating docks, bulk handling and general cargo wharfs. Our experience covers the specification and design of virtually all structural systems available for terminal facilities, including:

  • Buoyant systems using moored displacement-style hulls and semi-submersible configurations
  • Concrete, sheet pile, and cellular bulkheads
  • Free-standing piled structures in concrete, steel, and timber
  • Jacketed structures

Terminal System Design Capabilities

Terminal design experience in the areas of process, piping, pipeline and mechanical engineering has included systems and facilities for storage, handling, transporting and loading of an extensive range of products. Fluor has designed and specified complete vessel loading/unloading systems, including:

  • Automated remote product routing
  • Ballast water treatment
  • Berthing and mooring management systems
  • Corrosion protection systems
  • Fire monitor systems
  • Metering systems
  • Spill control systems
  • Utility systems
  • Vapor recovery systems
  • Waste disposal systems

Fluor also performs upgrades of docks and terminal facilities to meet stringent environmental requirements.

Coastal Engineering Expertise

Fluor's coastal engineering team has extensive experience in coastal hydraulics, hydrology, water resources, environment and oceanography. Our services provide comprehensive support for all phases of marine and port projects. Our established in-house coastal hydrodynamic modeling capability gives Fluor a competitive edge, eliminating the need for third-party consultants.

Coastal engineering services include:

  • Anchorage mooring system design
  • Calculation of wave and current force on marine structures and overtopping
  • Design of shore protection structures
  • Marine facility layout and conceptual design
  • Navigation channel design
  • Passing ship study
  • Sea water intake/outfall conceptual design
  • Static and dynamic mooring analyses (Jetty, SPM and MBM)