The QMW yard has a capacity of 9 million man hours per year, equivalent to 60,000 MT throughput. The bulkhead is designed for loadout of facilities with weight up to 35,000 MT at different locations, subject to detailed loadout analysis and arrangement.
For optimal efficiency, the yard supports a circular process flow. Materials move out of the warehouse in a forward clockwise direction, passing through pre-treatment and pre-fabrication; actual fabrication; cleaning, coating and painting; and final assembly before the finished products are loaded out. To maximize project delivery certainty, the yard's fully enclosed blasting and painting facilities as well as module assembly shop also guarantee 24/7 operations.
The QMW quay is 376m (1,234ft) in length, with a water depth of 11m at LAT and a quay wall facing north into the sheltered waters of the Qingdao Bay. Navigation channel is only 3km from the Yard with deep hole of 30m to 50m depth.
There are two piled areas at QMW quay. Specially designed for heavy load, each of them sits atop a grid work of massive concrete piles, extending 40m into the granite bedrock below.
The structural fabrication shop consists of one large bay, serviced by 7 overhead cranes and "A" frame cranes. The shop is outfitted with CNC Plasma/Oxy-Gas plate cutting beds, tubular coping, drilling and band saw equipment. There is also a 6300 KN Hydraulic Press Brake for plate bending.
Through CNC controlled precision cutting, pre-fabricated structural components are perfectly prepared for assembly. Material feed is handled by a custom-designed heavy duty conveyor system. Surrounding the shops is an outside storage area, serviced by 4 overhead cranes.
The Stainless Steel pipe shop, physically isolated from Carbon steel pipe production, has two separate bays for Exotic Steel spool Fabrication, serviced by 17 overhead bridge and A-frame cranes. Each shop is outfitted with state-of-the-art fabrication equipment, such as High Speed band saw, Cold Cutting and Beveling equipment, Rotator, Manipulator, Plasma Cutting, Drilling and Automatic Welding equipment (SAW FCAW GTAW). There are also adjustable Fit Up assembly Jigs.
The Carbon Steel pipe shop consists of one large bay for Carbon Steel spool Fabrication, serviced by 10 overhead bridge and A-frame cranes. The shop is equipped with an electric trailer for supplying raw material from the storage area. The shop is outfitted with state-of-the-art fabrication equipment, such as High Speed band saw, Rotating Oxy-Gas cutting and Automatic Welding equipment (SAW FCAW GTAW). There are also adjustable Fit Up assembly Jigs.
A four-bay "drive through" radiography bunker is located on the South end of the Pipe Shops. To minimize manual handling and expedite throughput, Mobile Trailer Frames are utilized for spool transportation through the Bunker.
All steel plates and structural shapes are pre-blasted and primed in the auto-blast facility at the northeast end of the Structural Shop stockyard, prior to fabrication activities. This auto-blasting facility ensures that all structural objects are made ready prior to any cutting, fitting or welding into sub-assemblies. This innovative strategy reduces the time taken for final blasting and painting, and provides a clean surface for marking and cutting during the pre-fabrication process.
QMW has 3 blast and 4 paint chambers outfitted with dehumidifier systems and compressor air dry equipment:
The covered warehouse could store both project and non-project parts and materials. Materials received are segregated by type.
With temperature from 10 to 30 °C and Humidity ≤ 60%, the climatic controlled warehouse provides monitored storage for critical materials and equipment. The warehouse also contains 2 bays for Equipment Storage and 2 bays for High Density Storage.
With four enormous bays serviced by overhead cranes, the fully-enclosed module assembly shop of QMW is one of the most technologically advanced within the McDermott group.
The electrically-powered "Mega-Doors" at the module assembly shop protect ongoing work against inclement weather, enhancing quality, safety and productivity. In addition, they allow very large structures to be moved out in one single assembly. Whenever physically possible, the entire module or deck assembly is completed inside this huge structure, allowing for uninterrupted fabrication activities to take place regardless of the weather conditions outside.