Draft Guidelines Of Technical Specifications Of Floating Structures

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  • December 9, 2020
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Draft Guidelines Of Technical Specifications Of Floating Structures

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has issued the draft guidelines for technical specifications of floating structures for public consultation, with a vision to deploy world-class floating infrastructure all along the coastline.

Key takeaways

  • Floating structure because of its inherent advantages, is attractive solution and is being encouraged by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • Deployment of floating jetties, especially in locations having a large tidal range, where conventional quay poses problems during low tide periods, is very convenient.
  • Floating jetties are cost-effective and much cheaper than conventional structures.
  • Setting up of floating structures is much faster as compared to conventional jetties.
  • Its environmental impact is minimal.
  • Expansions are easily feasible due to modular construction techniques.
  • It is easily transportable in case of reconfiguring of the port.
  •  It provides constant freeboard between jetties and boats.

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