Stiff-Leg Mooring Berth D44, Long Beach, California
Seabulk designed and managed the procurement and implementation of a floating stiff-leg mooring system for self-unloading bulk carriers at Eagle Rock Aggregates import terminal, Berth D44, Long Beach. The mooring system utilizes a load path to shore foundations at a site where obstructions preclude conventional pile supported structures. Advantages over conventional facilities include low capital cost, rapid implementation, no marine piling, low over water coverage, easy adaptation to site settlement and sea level change and easy decommissioning. The project was completed and ready for use 8 months after award of contracts and in water work was completed in two days with the use of prefabricated components.