SPT Offshore has successfully installed a Suction Pile Cluster (SPC) to act as an FPSO mooring base in the Gulf of Thailand. The SPC has been designed for an omnidirectional holding capacity of 300mT.
The SPC was installed within five hours from lifting it from the deck to retrieval of SPT Offshore owned suction pump unit back on deck. Total pumping time equalled three hours. Final topplate inclination was 0.9 degree from horizontal compared to 5.5 degree after initial SPC set down.