Lankhorst ropes to moor Karish FPSO
TechnipFMC has contracted Lankhorst Offshore to supply mooring lines for the FPSO Energean Power.
The vessel will process reservoir fluids and gas from the Karish and Tanin fields, 90 km (56 mi) offshore Israel in the Mediterranean Sea.
Production will be exported to the shore via a new subsea pipeline.
The FPSO will be spread moored with 14 mooring lines in two by four and two by three clusters in a water depth of 1,750 m (5,741 ft).
Lankhorst will supply 28 rope lengths, manufactured at the company’s factory in Paredes, Portugal, and arranged in two segments per line. The total package will comprise 43,400 m (142,388 ft) of Cabral 512 deepwater mooring rope with a minimum breaking strength of 12,400 kN.
Each mooring line will feature a chain top segment, polyester rope middle segment and chain bottom segment, connected to a suction pile anchor.
Cabral 512 polyester ropes are manufactured from sub-rope cores laid parallel within an outer braided jacket. During manufacture, each sub-rope to ensure equal tension and length.
The Energean Power will be the first permanently fiber rope moored offshore facility in the Mediterranean, said Neil Schulz, sales director, Lankhorst Offshore.