Aker awarded Goliat mooring system

Eni Norge has contracted Aker Pusnes for design and supply of an on-vessel mooring system for the Goliat field FPSO in the Barents Sea.

Offshore staff

ARENDAL, Norway – Eni Norge has contracted Aker Pusnes for design and supply of an on-vessel mooring system for the Goliat field FPSO in the Barents Sea. The contract value is around $24.2 million.

The order comprises 14 Pusnes fairlead chain stoppers and three moveable Pusnes windlasses for 165 mm (6 ½ in) chain size. Hyundai Heavy Industries is building the cylindrical shape FPSO hull in Ulsan, South Korea.
Parent company Aker Solutions says the fairlead chain stopper is an innovative system designed to constrain the mooring load to a limited area on the hull.

Its long, pivoting stopper arm reduces chain wear and increases the chain’s fatigue life, and the design also renders reinforcements at deck level unnecessary, thereby lowering the overall weight.

The equipment will be manufactured in Norway, Poland, and South Korea, with delivery to follow next year.


07/22/2010

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