Free Standing Riser Tether Components

In May 2011, MoorLink was awarded a contract by Technip to supply ten universal joints, pins and associated parts. The universal joints are rated for 809.5mT and are included in the riser chain tether systems for the Marine Well Containment System (MWCS) Project.

The MWCS Project scope includes two freestanding riser systems, designed to produce to two purpose-built modular capture vessels, and for water depths ranging from 2,000ft to 10,000ft. These will be the deepest production riser systems built to date.

Technip will be delivering the two FSR systems to the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC). MWCC is a non-profit, independent company committed to improving response capabilities for containing a deepwater well control incident in the US Gulf of Mexico. The expanded containment system is being engineered to contain up to 100,000 barrels of liquid and 200 million cubic feet of gas a day.

The manufacturing processes used by Moorlink includes proof loading, Thermal Spray Aluminum (TSA) coatings, and a high focus on safety and quality as these components are considered critical components for the risers.

Moorlink successfully implemented Technip’s and MWCS’ safety and quality requirements, which included a 100% third-party surveillance and a high-focus on personnel safety across the entire project.