11 Sep '12, 2pm

Shell briefed on planned dredging near Semakau and Jong, we offered Shell marine talks, dives and walks.

Shell briefed on planned dredging near Semakau and Jong, we offered Shell marine talks, dives and walks.

arranged to brief a few of us on their plans to replace the SBM pipeline which would involved dredging and other major works. Ramon Martinez, who is leading the project, gave a friendly and very detailed briefing of the project. What is an SBM pipeline? It is a single buoy mooring (SBM) pipeline that transfers fluids between a tanker and another facility. They are capable of handling even very large crude carriers (VLCC) (from wikipedia ). Here's a photo of a VLCC and a yellow SBM. Photo from gcaptain There is a 5km long SBM pipeline that runs from Pulau Bukom to an area just off Pulau Sebarok which allows VLCCs to transfer crude to the refineries on Bukom. VLCCs are just too large to approach closer to Pulau Bukom. The pipeline is more than 30 years old and some parts of it have to be replaced. Here's an earlier post of repairs to the SBM in 2009 . Click on image for larg...

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