Multiconsult holds extensive knowledge and experience related to steel and concrete structures in arctic environments. This includes use of recognized analysis programs and tools, and programs developed through own initiated R&D projects. Multiconsult conducts advanced hydrodynamic analyses to determine wave impact and response. This includes numerical time domain simulation of the response in moored structures to waves and cold climate actions, such as sea ice.
This expertise is vital when establishing correct design basis for sea ice and other relevant cold climate challenges, both offshore and onshore. Multiconsult’s strength is our understanding of the design process and thus a close working relationship between analysts and designers, i.e. integrated analyses in the design process.
Multiconsult offers a unique knowledge base from 40 years of experience with engineering, design and construction of the majority of Gravity Based concrete Structures (GBS) worldwide.
There are numerous and complex load effects and associated abrasion in large shell concrete structures resulting from ice loads as well as potential impact from icebergs. Concrete structures may also be constructed close to final location adding challenges during the construction phase in remote areas.
Through decades of R&D activities within arctic and cold climate in general, special methodologies have been developed. By integration of metocean data, hydrodynamics and arctic marine technologies knowledge we assure that the design of concrete platforms are reliable, safe and cost-effective.
Our services include verification of source, noise and vibration levels, noise reduction and speech intelligibility (PAGA). For procurement of equipment, we prepare specific requirements for each package. We undertake close monitoring of suppliers and witnessing of factory acceptance test.
In cold climate, wind- and ice induced noise and vibrations require special consideration. Excessive noise levels affect the work environment and can inhibit communication in critical situations.
Meeting noise and vibration limits is essential for HSE, project cost and progress. Vibrations can even lead to equipment malfunction. Multiconsult has the necessary in-house experience and equipment for area noise mapping and personnel dosimeter measurements, as well as data simulations of noise levels.