BIRKENHEAD, UK – Survitec Group has supplied an offloading tanker serving an ExxonMobil-operated oil field offshore Angola with a 180-m (590-ft) single leg mooring hawser.
The rope, which has a diameter of more than 150 mm (5.9 in.) and weighs just less than 9 metric tons (9.9 tons), is designed to provide a minimum breaking load (MBL) of 924 metric tons (1,018 tons).
It will be used to connect the tanker to an FPSO. According to Survitec, the braided nylon construction ensures the hawser has sufficient energy absorption to provide a secure mooring even in rough seas.
The company assembled the system at its Lowestoft center in eastern England. The package included protected thimble eyes, high-grade chain, integral flotation and a messenger line.
The hawser was designed in compliance with the latest OCIMF 2000 “Guidelines for the Purchasing & Testing of SPM Hawsers” and certified by ABS prior to delivery.
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