LNG Docking Facility Contract Awarded To Raymond International

Henry F. LeMieux, president and chairman of Raymond International, Inc., 2801 South Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas 77027, has announced that Raymond Technical F a c i l i t i e s Inc. (Ray- Tech) , a wholly owned subsidiary, has received a contract to provide final engineering design of marine and docking facilities which will be an integral part of a $164-million liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving-storage-regasification plant being developed by Trunkline LNG Company at Lake Charles, La. Trunkline LNG is a unit of Trunkline Gas Company, a subsidiary of Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, Houston.

RayTech, a specialist in the design of the waterfront aspects of LNG import terminals, also prepared c o n c e p t u a l layouts and budget estimates of construction costs for that portion of the Trunkline LNG project. Construction will start later this year on the Lake Charles facilities, and first deliveries of LNG by tanker from Algeria are scheduled during the last half of 1980.

In addition to the marine and docking facilities, the import terminal will include three 600,000- barrel LNG storage tanks, regasification facilities, and attendant support and utility systems. The deepwater dockage is designed to unload one 125,000-cubic-meter LNG tanker at a time, with an option f o r expansion to two berths at a future date. RayTech's design contract covers the basic docks, breasting dolphins, mooring dolphins, tug pier, and berth preparation.

Mr. LeMieux noted that Ray- Tech previously provided conceptual design, budget estimates and final design for LNG marine terminals at Savannah, Ga., and Cove Point, Md. A Raymond-sponsored joint venture constructed the Cove Point offshore s t r u c t u r e , which was completed in 1976.

The Cove Point facility was the largest of its kind constructed on the East Coast of the United States. The terminal has two loading b e r t h s , f o r 125,000-cubicmeter tankers, reached by a onemile- long onshore access tunnel.

Each berth has six breasting dolphins, six mooring dolphins, a platform for unloading LNG from the ship with fuel and supplies.

RayTech also has been selected to provide conceptual designs for an LNG marine facility at Point Conception, Calif., which will accommodate two 1 6 5 , 0 0 0 - c u b i c - meter tankers simultaneously.

Raymond I n t e r n a t i o n a l is a worldwide engineering and heavy construction firm, with expertise in heavy marine construction and foundations for industrial and commercial facilities.

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