TechnipFMC has awarded Lankhorst Offshore a contract to provide mooring lines for Energean Power FPSO

Karish FPSO. Photo: Lankhorst Offshore.

LONDON -- Deepwater mooring rope manufacturer, Lankhorst Offshore, has been awarded a contract by TechnipFMC to supply the mooring lines for the Energean Power Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) for the Karish and Tanin gas fields, located in the eastern Mediterranean, approximately 55.92 mi (90 km) offshore Israel. Energean Israel leases and operates the Karish and Tanin gas fields. Energean Israel will use the FPSO to process the reservoir fluids and export sales gas from these fields to the shore of Israel via a 55.92-mi (90-km) pipeline.
The ‘Energean Power’ FPSO will be spread moored using 14 mooring lines arranged in 2x4 and 2x3 clusters at 5,741.47 ft (1,750 m) water depth. Lankhorst is supplying 28 rope lengths, arranged in two segments per line, totalling 26.97 mi (43,400 m) of Cabral 512 deepwater mooring rope with a minimum breaking strength of 12,400 kN. Each mooring line will comprise a chain top segment, polyester rope middle segment and chain bottom segment, connected to a suction pile anchor.
Cabral 512 polyester ropes utilize a rope construction that is optimized for deepwater mooring applications. Manufactured from high efficiency sub-rope cores laid parallel within an outer braided jacket, each sub-rope is monitored during rope manufacture to ensure all sub-ropes have equal tension and length. The Cabral 512 ropes will be manufactured at Lankhorst Offshore’s factory, dedicated to the production of offshore mooring systems, in Paredes, Portugal.
“The Energean Power FPSO will be the first permanently fiber rope moored offshore facility in the Mediterranean. We are delighted to be awarded the mooring lines contract for this prestigious project,” says Neil Schulz, sales director, Lankhorst Offshore.

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