OTO 010/2001

Environmental Considerations

States that environmental forces are relatively more important in the design of offshore structures than with many other types of engineering structures.

Describes technical information on metocean parameters for offshore installations in UK waters covering: wind; waves; water depths and sea level variations; currents; air and sea temperatures; snow and ice; marine growths.

Is based on guidance previously contained in section 11 of the Fourth Edition of the Health and Safety Executive's "Offshore installations: guidance on design ,construction and certification" which was withdrawn in 1998. Whilst the text has been reformatted for offshore technology publication, the technical content has not been updated.

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Updated 2021-04-14