Improve Safety and Reliability... Reduce Lifetime Cost
Offshore Mooring Systems
Renewable energy mooring challenges: Reduction of unit cost of energy produced is key to establishing viable solutions. Material and design boundaries must be pushed, however mooring failure is unacceptable. The mooring solution must be optimized to provide long term cost of ownership reduction.
Considerations for any mooring solution:
Guaranteed connection and disconnection to the anchor and top side structure
Efficient and safe installation and removal process
Minimal mooring components
Use of data to optimize system, maximize life, minimize cost, while managing risk
Applied Fiber integrated IIoT offers a step change in risk management and optimization:
Maximizing product life while minimizing scheduled maintenance
Improving safety with performance assurance
Intervention only required based on data
Reducing cost and waste
The predicted growth in demand presents a serious challenge in how to manage the entire product lifecycle cost including the need to manage the product at the end of useful life to minimize the impact on the environment.
Reducing our environmental impact and assuring supply chain stability were key drivers in deciding to license our technology to manufacturers around the world, enabling complete production of the final mooring product at source, removing excess product miles and costs.
Applied Fiber Licensed Technology Provides Mooring System Advantage
Real time measurement and monitoring of the mooring at a sub-rope level
Make critical mooring rope components visible
Eliminate traditional blind (non-inspectable) subsea fiber rope connection points
Both digital and event-triggered field diagnostic inspection capability
Engineered Design Optimization:
Optimize mooring rope design based on advanced socketing capability = Less rope material and less cost
Platform-to-Anchor system design flexibility – versatility of connections unlike any other option
Precise, stable lengths for short tether applications such as TLP configurations
Reduce connections and offshore handling complexity – improving installation time, safety, and cost.
18-year track record of successful mission critical applications
Automated and traceable manufacturing processing equipment – terminated at any location, same QA.
Available through licensed manufacturers – Improving supply chain stability, domestic content, logistics, and lead times.
Applied Fiber’s proven termination technologies allow for mooring system optimization while minimizing risk.