Design and Project Management
Hibernia GBS - St John's, Newfoundland
Worked for the main contractor for the $1.5 billion Gravity Base Structure (GBS) for the Hibernia Oilfield. This iceberg resistant structure is 106m diameter and 111m high. It was the first large GBS to be built in North America. The base raft was constructed in a dry dock and then towed to a deep water site where the walls were slipformed. The structure was built of high strength concrete and was very heavily reinforced and prestressed. It was a design/build mega project which was also technically complex and built to high quality standards. Time Magazine named it one of the seven wonders of the modern world.