A number of factors made it clear that the NSB was in need of an upgrade, including conventional handling methods at the waterfront, limited storage units and poor maintenance. The objective of the ONGC was to develop the base in line with international standards, enabling it to offer best-in-class facilities for efficient supply chain management through improved warehousing and handling of materials.
Royal HaskoningDHV was appointed in 2012 to develop a complete masterplan for the entire supply base, including both waterfront and shore-side facilities. In order to meet this brief, we conducted a number of meetings with key people, as well as site visits in order to gain a full understanding of the situation and its requirements.
The primary aim within the masterplan at ground level was to reduce the turnaround time of supply vessels alongside key safety standards. The completed masterplan therefore focused on incorporating international standards such as ISO and DNV in areas such as warehousing and open areas. Modern storage methods such as high bay pallet racking system with mechanised palletisers were proposed for effective usage of space. Making better use of the existing waterfront structure was also identified as a priority, with a range of option offered to the client including straightening of the quayside and new ways of berthing port crafts.
- ClientThe Nhava Supply Base (NSB)
- LocationThe Arabian sea, approximately 160km off the Mumbai coast.
- ChallengeUpgrade the NSB, including conventional handling methods at the waterfront, limited storage units and poor maintenance. All in line with international standards.
- SolutionA complete masterplan for the entire supply base, including both waterfront and shore-side facilities with focus on incorporating international standards such as ISO and DNV in areas such as warehousing and open areas.