THE STFT - Sea Technology is currently working with the design of a new type of floating container and cruise vessel terminal. The container throughput will be 5 million TEU - The Sea Technology Floating Terminal - the STFT. The terminal will be constructed to function as a port for handling of large container vessels and/or cruise vessels. The STFT will incorporate a complete waste handling plant. Black and grey water will be treated and cleaned. Other wastes from gallyes, toilets will be likewise cleaned and recycled. Residual oils will be treated. Fresh water will be produced for all own needs of the STFT and for delivery to visiting vessels.
Togheter with Alfa Laval we have plans for a fresh water production of 6000 M3/ 24h, larger possible - even much larger possible. The STFT has a circular approach and can produce fertilizers from the waste handling. The STFT provides a logistic solution for the congested and shallow ports around the world. Hinter land problems made simple. The STFT takes the heavy handling of port construction and operations away from the sensitive shore areas. We can deliver a turn-key floating terminal in 3 years, the following units in half year intervals. Series effect will reduce the costs. To compare the floating terminal, STFT, vs land reclaiming; limited work is needed on delivery site, the construction and completion will be performed in the shipyards.
No tidal water effect on vessels nor terminal. The vessesl will be moored with vacuum touch and go system. There will be no limit on draft of vessels. Free water flows makes it easy moving vessels to quay. No need to purchase land nor lease. Normally very time consuming. Free choice of location, worldwide, it is movable and can be moved for minor re-locations and services with own tug boats and anchoring crew. All under water parts can be serviced and recoated by de ballasting the STFT to about four meters draft, combined with trimming. The fully completed STFT will be towed from the shipyard to the location. It can be sold and exported. It has a lifetime expectancy of 40 years. The STFT is moveable. The STFT is earthquake safe.
We can carry out altered dimensions, for example adding another terminal in response to increased demands of more container storage facilites. The STFT can be provided with a Ro-Ro deck for cars, as an option. No costly and invasive land undertakings such as: dredging, road building, piping and underground systems and connecting to existing land grids. No enviromental effect of dredging. Excisting port areas in town cetres, attractive land - may be free and sold. No air pollution problems. Visiting vessels will be electrically connected to the STFT. New feeder vessels may by introduced, battery operated. The STFT will have a full automated handling system and communication system. After operations the STFT can be converted or recycled, 500 000 tons of valuable materials. The STFT offers a solution to reach the Agenda 2030 goals. Specific placement suggested to be Venice, Mediterranean Sea, Kattegat, coasts of Western and Eastern Africa, China, Vancouver and the UAE. The STFT has a dynamic and agile design and can be composed in a toolbox manner depending on specific requirements from location and situation. Local industries may deliver parts of the construction
A clear possibility to connect multiple industries in one hub; energy production with ocean cleaning with water production and shipping with ocean cleaning, fishing industry, waste handling etc – needs to be investigated but a clear and real possibility for a multi functional hub
The financial benefits of lower shipping costs obtained by the use of ULCS’s to be spread across many more areas of the globe
The STFT operator to exercise a degree of regional geopolitical control and increase share of intraregional trade. Possibility to dominate trade routes. Possible savings of almost 9.0 million tons of fuel oil – also meaning let energy used, and thus less impact on the environment
The increased use of the bigger and more economically operated ULCS’s will reduce overall consumption of Heavy Fuel Oils and hence overall emissions of harmful exhaust gases.
Due to the fully automated systems on the STFT, data harvesting can be easily achieved, together with data gathering on container weights to allow for optimal stowage planning. AI for optimization for both gain in sustainable KPI’s as well as economical impact Save the coastline, use the coastline for living and people