Design innovation reduces development costs without compromising structural integrity
The offshore industry (API and ISO) now recognizes the true X-braced jacket configuration as the optimum design for conventional efficient lightweight but robust Jacket design. A wide variety of minimum facilities exist but these provide limited or often zero flexibility and multiple design constraints.
The iJacket™ design offers any development project all the benefits of a conventional true X-braced jacket design with a number of additional benefits:
- The iJacket™iJacket™ will support the same deck load, conductor/riser count, drilling derrick, wind turbine or other payload as its conventional counterpart.
- The iJacket™ will meet all the environmental loading demands of its conventional counterpart; whether they be extreme storm, hurricane, or earthquake; in both strength and fatigue.
- At the same time the iJacket™, compared to its conventional counterpart will…
- Be between 40-60% of the weight
- Be fabricated for 40-60% of the cost and 40-60% of the time
- Be installed with a smaller, less expensive marine spread
- Will turn launched jackets into liftable jackets; slashing development costs.
On typical wind farm developments in water depths of 20m and above the iJacket™ is estimated to deliver 50% reduction in overall foundation costs.
For further information on how you or your customer’s development can benefit from consideration of the iJacket™ please contact us here.