Provides technical information on foundation design of offshore
installations, intended to be supported on the seabed. Foundations
for piled and gravity offshore installations are included in this
document, together with footings for mobile jack-ups and anchorages
for catenary moorings. Should be read in conjunction with the
background document "Background to guidance on foundations and
site investigations for offshore Structures". Report of the
Department of Energy Guidance Notes Revision Working Group, HMSO,
1986. Is based on guidance previously contained in section 20 of the
Fourth Edition of the Health and Safety Executive's
"Offshore installations: guidance on design, construction and
certification" which was withdrawn in 1998. The withdrawal of
the "Guidance" was not a reflection on the soundness (or
otherwise) of the technical information it contained; some sections
(or part of sections) of the "Guidance" are currently
referred to by the offshore industry. For this reason, after
consultation with industry, relevant sections are now published as
separate documents in the HSE Offshore technology (OT) report series.
Whilst the text has been reformatted for offshore technology
publication, the technical content has not been updated.
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