Introduction

The weight of the structure is determined initially on the design concept, and is updated at several intervals during the design process. Each time the weight is calculated, the margin for error should be reduced.

The knowing the weight of a structure during design is important for several aspects of the project:

The weight calculated should consider the following conditions:

Parallel to the weight, the centre of gravity is also calculated.
This is used during foundation and lifting assessment.

The WTO is generally conducted at the following design stages :

Notable Projects

Project Name
Project Number
Notes
Wage Paladin
KW 694
CATS Tee Tie-In Structure
West DON & DON South West
KW 1009

Riser Base Structure
Gravity Based Foundation, Multiple Headers

Subsea Distribution Unit Protection Strucutre
Pile Foundations, 'Fishing Friendly' design

SSIV Protection Structure
Gravity Based Foundation

 

Codes & Standards

Company
Title
Doc Number / Date
Shell
Weight Engineering Principles and Procedures
EN/001

 

Books

Author
Title
Chapter

 

Related Subjects

Structural Global Analyses
Structure Foundations
Structural Appurtenances
Dropped Objects
Lifting

Structural Weight Take Off

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