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The US Patent Office has awarded patent approval for this firm's proprietary installation method and apparatus for suction anchor and mooring deployment and connection.
This methodology permits single anchor handling vessel deployment of suction anchors separate from the mooring line. The company notes that this is a necessity when installing synthetic-type mooring lines.
The firm developed this method for the presetting and deployment of ultradeep-water moorings using suction anchors in water depths up to 9,100 ft.
This installation technology is made possible by using the company's patented subsea mooring connector. This two-part connector allows …