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Mooring Systems - Spread Mooring

FSO Madiela - Gabon

SOFEC designed and supplied a 12-leg anchoring system and the deck-mounted equipment including chain supports and jacking system for a permanent spread mooring system for installation on a MODEC converted 138,540 dwt FSO vessel in 45m water depth for Marathon's Tchatamba Field offshore Gabon.

This SOFEC spread mooring system is ABS classed.

General Description
Location: Tchatamba Marine -1 Field, Gabon
Client Name: Marathon Petroleum Gabon
Contract Awarded: March  1997
Installation Date: January 1998
Water Depth: 55m (179ft)
Tanker Size: 139,000 dwt
First Oil: August 1998
Vessel Type: Converted FSO
Storage Capacity: 760,000 bbls
Region: Africa
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