BROUSSARD, Louisiana – Delmar Systems, Inc. says it has completed preset mooring systems installation and facility connection operations for the Mississippi Canyon 547 “A” floating production facility, as part of the WhoDat field development for LLOG Deepwater Development Company, L.L.C.
Delmar provided project engineering for anchor/mooring system design, fabrication oversight,installation engineering, operation procedures, and installation services for the facility. Delmar also assisted LLOG and the facility designer/builder EXMAR in certification verification authority (CVA) review and regulatory approval for the mooring system.
In addition, Delmar says it procured, marshaled, and stored the twelve leg suction anchor, chain, polyester, chain mooring system at Delmar’s 11-acre Fourchon dockside facility. The mooring legs were connected to the pre-installed suction anchors using Delmar’s patented subsea mooring connector.
The company says that its subsea connector allows the mooring line to be easily connected to each preset suction anchor using a conventional anchor handling vessel (AHV). Delmar preset all twelve suction anchor mooring systems using a single conventional AHV.
Once the facility arrived on location, Delmar connected the facility to the preset mooring systems using two conventional AHVs and supported by a field ROV support vessel. Facility connection operations were completed in seven days.
Delmar says that its subsea connector allows the mooring line to be easily connected to each preset suction anchor using a conventional anchor handling vessel.