breasting dolphin

breasting dolphin

[¦brest·iŋ ¦däl·fən]
(civil engineering)
A pile or other structure against which a moored ship rests.
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The liquid nitrogen gas loading facility was broken into six mooring dolphins, five breasting dolphins and a loading platform, all of which are concrete structures suspended over the sweater on top of steel piles driven into the seabed.
The marine works include four mooring dolphins, two breasting dolphins and a loading platform.
The breasting dolphins were constructed as fully in-situ, reinforced main dolphin structures with rebates to accommodate the installation of precast fender panels.
The project comprises the construction of six mooring dolphins, four breasting dolphins with fenders, a concrete platform, walkways and an access bridge.
* LNG ship docking and unloading facilities with a protected single berth equipped with mooring and breasting dolphins, three liquid unloading arms, and one vapor return arm;
There are also four breasting dolphins to load LPG onto carriers of up to 32,000 cubic metres.