Hallin Marine completes mooring replacement on FPSOProjects and Operations // August 26, 2014
Hallin Marine has completed a project for COOEC Subsea Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of COOEC, which involved the replacement of nine mooring lines beneath the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel HYSY111, while maintaining live operations.
The oil and gas industry has previously witnessed the replacement of a single damaged mooring line replacement under such conditions; however this is the first time all FPSO mooring lines have been replaced as one continuous activity. The entire task was completed ahead of schedule without shutting down production on the facility, and with zero lost-time injury.
“The HYSY111 FPSO mooring replacement project consisted of several phases of work beginning with piles installation then laying and pre-tensioning new lower chain segments by COOEC," said Phil Chamberlain, Hallin's Director – Service Delivery. "Hallin then provided subsea services to cut and remove the old mooring lines, followed by laying and hooking up new upper mooring wires.”
For the final phase, COOEC completed the engineering analysis and developed the main project procedures, providing specialised subsea tools for the subsea mooring line connection, while Hallin provided the DSV Windermere and dive team as well as subsea operational solutions for the mooring line hook-up to successfully execute the project.