Ramboll has performed a technical evaluation of a new port at Sabetta on Yamal Peninsula in northern Russia. The port will provide berth, manufacturing and storage facilities for construction and maintenance of the planned Yamal LNG field.
The total length of the berth is approximately 750m and a water depth of 13m. The quay structures and the pavement are designed for loads from heavy duty mobile cranes and SPMTs handling heavy modules for the offshore structures.
The technical evaluation was carried out as a third party check based on Eurocode. The current design was based on Russian codes. The review was carried out due to challenging site conditions combined with limited specific site investigations and a tight time schedule.
The evaluation included review of metocean data, evaluation of geotechnical conditions and properties based on present soil investigations, assessment of the proposed pavement design, and evaluation of the stability and capacity of the main structural elements in the proposed design including assessment of settlements and deformations of apron and quay structures.