EPCM Consultants SA assisted Group Five Power International, the EPC contractor on the Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP) project in Ghana, with the offshore installation of the seawater intake’s intake gravity steel structure.
Scope of Work:
- Finite Element Modelling of the intake structure stress analyses in air and subsea lift situations;
- Sea-fastening design of various sub-components of the structure for transport from port to offshore location;
- Rigging and lifting points for all the various sub-components of the intake structure (major force lift of 130t);
- Bottom stability (sliding and turnover) calculations to save contractor on backfilling/ballasting requirements for the intake structure.