Mooring Studies

The dynamic response of vessels moored at quays, wharves, jetties and terminal heads and the required mooring arrangements is a key factor in the safe and efficient running of a port. Understanding and quantifying the natural environmental forces of tidal flow plus wind speed and direction is one of ABPmer’s areas of expertise. Combined with our engineering knowledge and expertise in harbour development, we are able to provide clients with mooring assessments to meet the standards and requirements of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).

ABPmer have provided a range of bespoke mooring assessments to Harbour Authorities wishing to evaluate their current arrangements, or to assist in the design of new berthing areas and to inform

Key Services:

  • Bollard arrangement/design
  • Mooring assessment
  • Ship mooring line arrangements

Selected Experience:

Immingham Bulk Terminal Mooring Study - Corus Group

ABPmer was commissioned by Corus Group, the owners and operators of Immingham bulk terminal on the Humber Estuary, to examine mooring patterns for vessels berthed at jetty under the largest predicted flow and wind conditions.

Humber International Terminal - ABP Grimsby & Immingham

ABPmer was commissioned by ABP Immingham to review mooring arrangements at the Humber International Terminal (HIT) at Immingham. This investigation had a twofold purpose; firstly to review mooring arrangements currently deployed at HIT1 and secondly, to evaluate proposed moorings arrangements for the planned HIT2 extension.

River Hamble Mooring Plan - River Hamble Harbour Authority

ABPmer was commissioned by River Hamble Harbour Authority to provide a detailed review of the proposed River Hamble berthing and mooring plan. The review presented the potential impacts of the proposed changes on the Estuary processes and morphology.

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Port of Garston

Monty Smedley
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