The $111 million, 1.1-square-kilometer shipyard at the Port of Ras Laffan will
guarantee priority access to essential services for Qatar’s ships as well as
generate revenue by maintaining, converting, and repairing third-party vessels.
Eversendai Construction designed and constructed an assembly shop, depot
store, and construction hall equipped with mega doors on the gable ends to
provide a 60-by- 30 meter entry.
With six cranes operating in this building, designing structural steel for strength
and serviceability became a challenge. Eversendai analyzed about 88 primary
load cases and 17,000 load combinations in S TAAD.Pro by dividing the building
model into nine load analysis models. The software was used to check the
serviceability of the structure for various crane operations, and the results of all
nine models were then consolidated and summarized in spreadsheets.
Fabricom GDF Suez
3D Study Station 220 Kilovolts of Seraing
Fabricom provides innovative technical installations and services for the energy
industry in Belgium and throughout Europe. The substations department of
the high-voltage division develops and installs electrical substations of up to
The $1.76 million project in Seraing included design of supports, cables, and
steel structures for a new 220-kilovolt gas insulated switchgear substation.
STAAD.Pro and ProSteel were used for the design and construction of steel
structures as well as for the implantation of all materials.