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Manoeuvring Feasibility Study Berthing and Un-Berthing G3 Export Grain Terminal LYNNTERM West

  Location : LYNNTERM West facility, Port of Vancouver  
  Year : 2016  
  Client : G3 Terminal Vancouver  
  Vessel Type : Bulk vessels with capacities of 80,000 to 125,000 tonnes of deadweight  
  G3 has requested the services of MSRC to assess the navigational feasibility of receiving Bulk vessels with capacities of 80 000 to 125 000 tonnes of deadweight at their proposed new Lynnterm West Facility.

The study has been conducted, with the collaboration of The British Columbia Coasts Pilots, on MSRC's Full Mission Simulator, Class A and DNV approved (fully integrated bridge with modern instruments and an uninterrupted field of vision of 330°).

For this study, MSRC's in-house team developed a Post Panamax Ship Model (229m x 36.5m x 13m) with a very high degree of accuracy and modify its own high-fidelity 3D geographical area model to include the new dock and the proposed bottom dredging work. Tidal Streams predictions for both diurnal and semi-diurnal Tidal/Lunar Phases were developed at a 25-metre grids spacing, with data layers for 0.3, 1.3, 2.3, 3.3, 5.1, 7.1, 9.6, 12.1, and 14.6 metres and greater. This provided a highly realistic representation of both the dynamic water levels (height of tide) and current/tidal velocities, including all expected back eddy effects as well as outflow from the Lynn River.


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