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shiplifts

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shiplift experience Our unique understanding of shiplifts Shiplifts must be operated at a high utilisation to recoup the major investment in equipment and supporting infrastructure. developed over the last 30 years. Our experience includes the whole family of shiplifts: l Winched – ships lifted vertically on platforms connected to winches – then transferred horizontally to land based berths on rail systems Hydraulic liftdocks – ships lifted vertically by water impounding systems – then floated laterally across the land to berths which subsequently become dry Floating dock lifts – ships docked and raised in a floating dock with subsequent horizontal rail or transporter end transfer facility onto the land l l >> 2 . gives us the capability to deliver cost effective solutions to the demanding standards and requirements of modern shiplift systems. especially deflection. Our global track record in designing the shiplift supporting civil engineering infrastructures. A shipyard’s business can be wholly dependent on the reliability of the shiplift facility. In the more efficient shipyards they can be required to function on a daily basis. Shiplifts with winches are the most common and these demand a higher performance from the supporting structure than is required from routine maritime civil engineering. We have planned and designed many shipyards incorporating shiplifts where this launch and retrieval system is the most economical.

lift capacity.000 tonnes length 32. commercial. The following project examples cover naval (surface & submarines).070 tonnes to 25. new shipyard greenfield sites and retrofitting to upgrade existing shipyards. cruise shipbuilding and ship repair end only to land transfer area side only to land transfer area side and end to land transfer area hydraulic liftdock floating dock lift dense sand reclaimed land with soft marine clays former mangrove swamp shipyard planning to optimise utilisation detailed design of shiplift infrastructure project and procurement management technical audit and value engineering from Scotland to Egypt to India to Malaysia to Australia Shiplift type winched Ground conditions granite >> 3 .Our experience – your infrastructure the range of: Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Service to client Locations 1. ground conditions.5m to 188.4m Width12m to 34m Our experience covers projects across the full spectrum of shiplift size.

Royal Haskoning acted as Technical and Procurement Adviser covering contract administration. All aspects of the design of the shiplift facility including procurement have been entrusted to Royal Haskoning by the government of India owned Goa Shipyard Ltd. inspection & survey. site supervision. Adelaide. technical assistance. The modernisation plan drawn up by Royal Haskoning will greatly improve the productivity for new building and repair of steel vessels plus the construction of fibre-glass vessels. tender documents & contracts. At the centre of the development is a common user shiplift facility which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type Ground conditions >> 4 6.000 tonnes (extendable to 25. India The key element of this major modernisation programme is the construction of the new shiplift facility.000 tonnes 120m long x 25m wide mixed naval and commercial shipbuilding and ship repair end only to transfer area on rail mounted carriages followed by side and end transfer to dry berths 14 pairs of electric winches alluvial deposits .000 tonnes) 150m long (extendable to 230m) x 34m wide mixed naval and commercial shipbuilding and ship repair end only to transfer area on rail mounted carriages followed by side and end transfer to dry berths 20 pairs of electric winches (extendable to 32 pairs of winches) sensitive clays Goa Shipyard Modernisation. Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type Ground conditions 17.shiplift experience Osborne Common User Shiplift Facility. Australia The South Australia State Government is promoting the development of a centre for Excellence in Marine and Defence Related Industries. engineering.

200 tonnes 100m long x 20m wide mixed naval and commercial shipbuilding and ship repair side transfer and end transfer to land on rail mounted carriages 13 pairs of electric winches soft marine clays overlain by reclamation material Suez Canal Authority Armant Project. Egypt A turnkey contract by one of the global market leaders in shiplift equipment for the Suez Canal Authority. Royal Haskoning were immediately commissioned to design a new larger shiplift adjacent to enable the client to continue operations. procurement and site supervision. Singapore Our survey of an existing shiplift at the ST Marine Benoi Yard found premature degradation of the supporting structure. Our role included the full detailed design of the supporting structure. including the design of a second smaller shiplift within the footprint of the original abandoned shiplift. This was caused by an inadequate understanding of the design requirements by the original designer. the equipment supplier commissioned Royal Haskoning to carry out the full detailed design of the supporting structure and transfer areas. Aware of the importance of a specialist civil engineering designer experienced in shiplifts. Royal Haskoning were subsequently commissioned for further work.Benoi Shipyard Shiplifts. Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type Ground conditions 5.400 tonnes 17m long x 75m wide repair of cruise and ferry vessels side transfer to land on rail mounted carriages 6 pairs of electric winches dense sand >> 5 . Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type Ground conditions 3. The new construction took place with all other shipyard operations ongoing around it.

000 tonnes 188. Subsequently building on the in depth understanding of the design and the special requirements for shiplift facilities.070 tonnes 32. Malaysia When constructed this was the largest shiplift in the world. Whilst not the smallest shiplift project in our experience.8m wide repair commercial ships end transfer on rail mounted cradles 55 pairs of electric winches former mangrove swamp >> 6 . Royal Haskoning was commissioned to carry out a technical audit of the support structure (piers. Scotland This is the first purely commercial shiplift constructed in UK.5m long x 12m wide repair of large fishing trawlers end transfer on rail mounted cradles 3 pairs of electric winches Ground conditions granite MMHE Shiplift. Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type Ground conditions 24. this is an example of a small shiplift which required all the attention and expertise of a major shiplift to achieve a successful facility. relocated from Todd in USA and refurbished for installation in Malaysia. Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type 1.4m long x 33.shiplift experience Fraserburgh Harbour Shiplift Facility. In addition to the usual challenges of supporting structure performance was the very hard granite founding material which also formed part of the shiplift basin walls. Royal Haskoning advised on value engineering opportunities for the shipyard to reduce to capital costs. transfer and dry berth areas) design to check on its adequacy.

Shiplifts for Royal Dutch Navy. Royal Haskoning provided design of all the support structure and transfer area. In Den Helder our role included the design for the shiplift support structure and associated transfer systems. The project involved the construction of a large impounded basin. Dubai. Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type Ground conditions 2. two steel entrance gates. In Rotterdam. the shiplift facility was designed for a new class of submarine.500-4000 tonnes 70-76m long by 15m wide submarine maintenance and naval vessel repair end transfer on rail mounted cradles 9 pairs/11 pairs of electrical winches soft clay/sand layers on dense sand Safina Hydrolift. Netherlands Royal Haskoning have worked for the Royal Dutch Navy on two shiplift projects. UAE The project for Dubai Drydocks included a unique hydrolift facility used to launch and recover ships from a fabrication yard at ground level to the sea. with a state-of-the-art system for positioning the vessel precisely over the keel blocks. massive concrete abutments and a loading platform. with diaphragm walls. Royal Haskoning provided design and construction phase services. Lift capacity Platform size Type of business Transfer Shiplift type Ground conditions limited only by vessel dimensions 360m long by 60m wide oil storage vessels vessels floated laterally hydraulic liftdock sands overlying sandstone >> 7 . to the demanding performance requirements of the shiplift.

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