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Engineers’ Design Guide to Deepwater Fibre Moorings
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Price: $666 / £370 / €481
Pages: 479
Product Order No: NDA/EDG
ISBN: 978-1-902157-09-2

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Product Description

This unique reference is the result of a joint industry project coordinated by Noble Denton in conjunction with TTI and supported by a membership of over thirty key contributors to this important ‘leading edge’ technology. These include Oil Companies, Classification Societies, Design Contractors, Rope manufacturers, Installation Contractors and Fibre producers. It provides vital practical guidance and instructions on all issues that need to be considered and the calculations necessary for the design and analysis of fibre rope mooring systems. Participating members are as below;

Aker Marine a.s.

Akzo Nobel b.v.

Allied Signal Performance Fibres

Amerada Hess Limited

American Bureau of Shipping

American Group - Samson Division

Bluewater Engineering b.v.

BP Exploration Operating Company UK

Bridon Fibres

Bureau Veritas


Det Norske Veritas

DSM High Performance Fibres B.V.

Elf Enterprise Caledonia

Exxon (EPRCo)

Hoechst Celanese Corp.

Le Lis

Lloyds Register of Shipping

Marlow Ropes

Maersk Supply Service

Norsk Hydro


Quintas and Quintas

Rockwater Ltd

Saga Petroleum a.s

ScanRope a/s

Shell (A/S Norske Shell)

Single Buoy Moorings

Smith Engineering B.V.



Pages: 479

Subjects covered include:

  • Rope material properties
  • Terminations
  • Design criteria
  • Moorings analysis method
  • Installation
  • Certification
  • Discard criteria.

    A detail design practice document plus full engineering commentary and worked examples covering a variety of applications, water depths and spreads is provided with appendices of yarns, ropes, terminations and their manufacturers.

    If you need to know about deepwater mooring then this report, which has cost ¼ million pounds ($425,000) and taken 3 years to prepare, is essential.