LOOP built to offload world’s largest tankers

LOOP built to offload world’s largest tankers

Linked to over 50% of United States refining ability

David Paganie, Senior Editor

Attached to over 50% of United States refining capability

T he Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) is America’s first and only deepwater oil port.

The slot center is situated in the GoM in the base of Port Fourchon, 18 mi south of Grand Isle, La., in 110 ft of water. LOOP could be the port that is only the usa with the capacity of offloading deep-draft tankers called ultra big crude providers (ULCC) and incredibly big crude providers (VLCC), some needing 85 ft of draft approval.

The slot comprises of three single-point mooring (SPM) buoys used for offloading crude tankers and a marine terminal composed of a two-level pumping platform and a three-level control platform.

The SPMs are anchored towards the seabed in about 115 ft of water, around 8,000 ft through the marine that is port’s and 20 mi overseas. Tankers attach to 1 for the SPMs for offloading through a hose that is floating. Each buoy, calculating 21 ft in diameter and 46 ft high, is made to accommodate ships as much as 700,000 dwt. In addition, the SPM’s hoses can turn the full 360В°, enabling the tanker to maintain a heading of resistance that is least to breeze and waves. Continue reading “LOOP built to offload world’s largest tankers”