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Mooring Systems



From a marine terminal on a fast track basis to the turnkey development of an FPSO or FSO, we have the technology, experience, and resources to get the job done on time and on budget. SOFEC, Inc. is a leader in the development and supply of Single-Point Mooring (SPM) systems, and is engaged in research involving new and improved tanker mooring systems and associated components. SPMs encompass a wide array of systems which moor vessels in the open sea. Turret mooring permits the FPSO to "weathervane" 360 degrees, allowing operations in extreme sea conditions. Using model test data in conjunction with computer analyses to optimize system designs, SOFEC is unsurpassed in producing the highest quality systems at the lowest possible cost. Research and development efforts include basic systems development of new SPMs, both permanent and disconnectable, for floating storage and processing in both shallow and deep water, for cyclone prone areas and for service in ice congested Arctic waters.

Types and Features:
Water depths from 65 to over 10,000 feet


External Cantilevered Turrets:
Mild to moderate environments
Southeast Asia, West Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand


Internal Turrets:
Permanent and Disconnectable systems
Moderate to harsh environment / deep water applications
Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, North Atlantic, South China Sea, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand

External Turret

Internal Disconnectable Turret

Internal Permanent Turret

Spread Mooring

Tower Yoke

Very Large Turret (VLT)
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