Tag Amphibious

Strategic RORO Ships Usage Data

Out of the many FOI requests that are published there are sometimes ones that are very interesting. This one provides the number of times the ‘Point Class’ Strategic RORO ships are used on operations. At £30m operating costs per year,…

Increment 2 – Wave Attenuation

In order to allow safe and efficient offloading at the Pier Head the relative motion between the free floating ship and fixed Pier Head must be minimised. Conventional breakwaters are usually massive reinforced earthworks, sometimes with protective sheet piling. Protection…

Closing Comments

Let me start the summary by saying I am not an offshore or geotechnical expert, just someone interested in the subject. This series of posts should be viewed in that context, an interested party with no great expertise! I make…

Increment 2 – Shore Connector

One of the key objectives for Increment 2 is that it is able to access a variety of shore terrain , not just gently sloping beaches; seawalls, rocks and flood defences for example. If the walking leg jack-up platform option…

Increment 2 – Pier

The Increment 2 Pier connects the Pierhead to the Shore Connector/Interface and is used by vehicles to move between ship and shore. General Requirements There are three general requirements for the pier; Length Width Strength And a number of secondary…

Increment 2 – Pierhead

The basic requirement for the Pier Head is a large flat platform than can support cranes and offload ramps, space for vehicles to turn and store cargo, and finally, some means of connecting to the shore via a pier. It…

Increment 2 – Pre Build Survey

In much the same manner as Increment 1, Increment 2 needs a survey element. In practice, it would also use much the same equipment and personnel. The exception to this is the understanding of seabed conditions at the proposed location.…

Increment 2 – Existing Solutions

The most obvious starting point would be to examine existing solutions and previous research projects. JLOTS ELCAS Pier To summarise from the earlier section on the US Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) is defined as; The process of loading…

Increment 2 – Requirements

Building on Increment 1, Increment 2 addresses the second objective; Be able to exploit a wider range of coastal terrain than just beaches where port access is not practicable and significantly increase the throughput compared to existing solutions. As described…