Figure 10-39.Types and positions of causeway sections in the ELCAS.
the PI pontoon and uses the same attaching hardware.
The ELCAS consists of four distinct parts as follows:
The PIERHEAD is made up of four types of
sections. It is the offshore section of the ELCAS and
supports cargo unloading functions. The pierhead
includes a crane installation for off-loading Iighterage
and a turntable for turning trucks around on the
The FENDER SECTIONS provide an
interface between the pierhead and the lighterage.
The ROADWAY provides for two-way traffic
between the pierhead and the beach.
The BEACH RAMP provides access from the
beach to the ELCAS.
The types of sections used and their locations are
shown in figure 10-39.
The type 1 pierhead section makes use of four
internal spudwells. This section is also equipped with
support brackets to receive the side connectors used to
join these sections side to side with type 3 pierhead
The type 2 pierhead section contains six internal
spudwells. Support brackets for side connectors are
also used in this type. Additionally, the type 2 section
contains six reinforced PI pontoons.
The type 3 pierhead section uses four internal and
three external spudwells. Support brackets must be
also added to support the side connectors.
Figure 10-40.ELCAS fender system details