Liquid bulk and chemical terminals provide an essential link in the supply chain for the Oil & Gas and food industries. Royal HaskoningDHV has extensive experience in liquid bulk terminal design and maritime facilities related to chemical terminals, building on its extensive knowledge of maritime engineering for other types of terminals. This experience includes the design of maritime structures for both storage and distribution facilities for crude oil and oil products, liquid chemicals and edible products.

Liquid bulk terminal design, liquid bulk and chemicals

Our experts have the knowledge and experience to successfully design a wide range of maritime features associated with liquid bulk terminals. This includes the design of liquid bulk jetties with careful consideration given to the interactions between the jetty superstructure and the jetty itself, as well as accounting for the additional loads imposed by the weight of the jetty superstructure. This requires careful analysis of ground conditions and thorough consideration given to foundation piles for the structure.

Royal HaskoningDHV also specialises in providing engineering services for a number of other aspects of liquid bulk terminals, such as intakes and outfalls, dredging, quay wall structures and the design of mechanical and electrical services. Additionally, Royal HaskoningDHV can carry out studies to provide advice and information; these include wave and flow modelling, navigation studies, vessel simulation, traffic analyses, mooring simulations and sedimentation modelling.

Our expertise includes:

  • Site location studies;
  • Terminal development plans and feasibility studies;
  • Terminal and jetty design;
  • Outline design of product handling systems;
  • Shipping and Navigation studies;
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment;
  • Foundation engineering;
  • Mechanical & Electrical services;
  • Firefighting design;
  • Dynamic Mooring Analysis;
  • Mooring design;
  • Breakwaters and coastal structures design;
  • Cooling/Heating Water Intakes and Outfalls Design;
  • Dredging design;
  • Technical Appraisal/Review