InterMoor to Install Mooring for Floating Production Facilities in South China Sea
InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has signed a contract with COOEC, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), to install deepwater mooring systems for the Liuhua 16-2 and Lingshui 17-2 floating production facilities in the South China Sea.
The Liuhua 16-2 turret-moored floating production and storage and offloading facility will be anchored in 390 to 420 m of water in the Baiyun Sag at the center of the Pearl River Mouth basin using nine suction pile anchors with chain-wire-chain legs.
The Lingshui 17-2 taut-leg semisubmersible floating production unit will be anchored in 1,220 to 1,560 m of water in the Qiongdongnan basin in the northern South China Sea using 16 legs (4 × 4) built with driven piles, chain and polyester rope.
InterMoor’s work scope includes project management, review and verification of detailed designs, detailed installation methodologies and procedures, installation engineering and offshore preparation and execution.
Both projects will start immediately.