Mooring Technology and Hydrodynamics

Our highly qualified and experienced group of mooring engineers and hydrodynamicists are the keystone of our product, helping evaluate the most appropriate mooring system for the proposed development, and developing global loads and responses for the analysis and design of the various components of the mooring system and the floating system. This group of engineers provides supports across the entire range of SOFEC activities ranging from Technical Sales support, proposal and FEED engineering, Project Execution, Installation, and Aftermarket services [actually applies to most of the SOFEC disciplines].

The team has world-renowned expertise in hydrodynamics and mooring design and has a strong publication record in Technical Conference Proceedings, Journals and Industry Conferences. Their expertise includes:

  • First and Second-order Panel Methods (hydrodynamics)
  • Hydro-elastic Analysis
  • Global Analysis of Complex Mooring and Riser Systems associated with Floaters
  • Detailed Mooring Analysis and Load Development
  • Mooring Components like Chain, Wire Rope, Polyester Rope, etc.
  • Shallow Water Hydrodynamics and Mooring / Riser Analysis and Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Model Testing in Wind, Wave and Ice Basins
Mooring

Structural Engineering

Our world-class structural engineers design the  “backbone” of our reliable and innovative mooring systems. The structural engineers are responsible for the safe design of all structures that define our many different systems. Our expertise includes:

Analyses & Design

  • Finite Element Analyses
  • Beam Element Analyses
  • Detailed Fatigue Analyses
  • Extreme and Survival Environment Analysis
  • Local Foundation Analyses
  • Transportation/Tiedown Analyses
  • Lift Analyses
  • Various Non-linear Analyses
    • Complex Contact Analysis
    • Blast Analyses
    • Dropped Object Analyses
    • Vessel Impact Analyses
    • Seismic Analysis
    • Structural Thermal Analysis

Geotechnical Foundation Design

  • Geotechnical Investigation Evaluation
  • Suction Pile Design
  • Driven Pile Design
  • Pile Driving Evaluation
Structural Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Our top-notch mechanical engineers design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical components of our advanced mooring systems. Our expertise includes:

Designed Components

  • Liquid / Gas Service Fluid Swivels for a wide range of flow, pressure and temperature.
    • Toroidal Swivels
    • Inline Swivels
    • Utility Swivels
    • Fluid Recovery System
  • Chain Supports
    • Single Axis
    • Dual Axis
    • Deployable
  • Large Articulated Universal Joints for Surface and Submerged Applications
  • Custom Sheaves
  • Turret Integration and Assembly Aids

Packaged Equipment

  • Mooring Leg / Riser / Umbilical Installation Winch Pull-In System
  • Lubrication System
  • Bearings
    • Three-Row Roller
    • Track & Wheel
    • Plain
    • Submerged
  • Hydraulic Power Units
    • ESD Valve
    • Winches
    • Hoists
    • Control Panels
  • Large Structural Connectors and Tensioning Systems for Release-Under-Load Applications
  • Fluid Buffer System

Mechanical Handling Design

  • Installation / Removal of Select Equipment
  • Human Factors Considerations for Maintenance Activities
  • Custom Engineered Handling Aids
Mechanical Engineering

Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering

Our engineers have the specialized know-how to design and safely deliver the power, controls and instrumentation necessary for our custom mooring systems. Our expertise includes:

Electrical Engineering

  • Power Distribution Design and Specifications (High, Medium & Low Voltage)
  • Subsea / Topside Power, Controls and Instrument Interface
  • Electrical Slip Ring Development and Specification
  • Hazardous Area Classification and equipment design
  • Load Analysis
  • Fault Analysis
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Lighting System Design
  • Motor Control Design
  • Navigation Aids System Specification
  • Cable Routing / Cable Tray Layout

Instrumentation Engineering

  • Fire, Gas and Emergency Shutdown Systems
  • Process Instrumentation Design, Specification and Selection
  • Telecommunications Design
  • Instrumentation / Fiber Optic Slip Ring Development and Specification
  • Process and Safety System Specification, design and integration
    • Radio Telemetry Systems
    • Safety Valve Systems
    • Remote I/O and SCADA Systems
  • Control System Design
    • Pneumatic
    • Hydraulic
  • Cause & Effect Development
  • HAZOP Participation
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Specification and Evaluation
  • ESD Valve Specification
  • Data Sheet Development
Electrical

Process/Piping Engineering

Our process and piping engineers ensure we bring the most appropriate solution for our clients’ requirements. Our expertise includes:

Process

  • Block Diagrams Designs
  • Process Flow Diagram (PFD) Development
  • Process & Instrumentation Diagram (P & ID) Development
  • Process instrument and valve sizing specification and selection
  • Hydraulic Pressure Drop Calculations
  • Fire Water / Deluge Demand Calculations
  • Line Sizing Calculations
  • Gas Re-Pressurization / De-Pressurization Evaluation
  • Pigging Philosophy
  • Process Safety
  • Relief-device and relief-piping sizing and design
  • HAZID / HAZOP Participation

Piping

  • 3D Modelling Layout considering multidiscipline approach including space Constraints and Mechanical Handling
  • Piping Stress Analyses
    • Thermal
    • Flow Induced Vibration (FIV) study
    • Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV) study
    • Blast
    • Relative Movement Between Turret and Vessel
  • Preparation of Valve, Pig Launcher/Receiver, Pressure Vessel, Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) and Other Equipment Specification
  • Code Calculations
  • Open and Closed Drain Systems
  • Piping Material Specification Selection
  • Specialty item Specification
  • Fire Water / Deluge System Design
  • Isometric Drawing Creation
  • Standard and Custom Pipe Support Design and Specification
  • BOM Preparation for Advance Material Procurement
Piping
Mooring Technology & Hydrodynamics

Mooring Technology and Hydrodynamics

Our highly qualified and experienced group of mooring engineers and hydrodynamicists are the keystone of our product, helping evaluate the most appropriate mooring system for the proposed development, and developing global loads and responses for the analysis and design of the various components of the mooring system and the floating system. This group of engineers provides supports across the entire range of SOFEC activities ranging from Technical Sales support, proposal and FEED engineering, Project Execution, Installation, and Aftermarket services [actually applies to most of the SOFEC disciplines].

The team has world-renowned expertise in hydrodynamics and mooring design and has a strong publication record in Technical Conference Proceedings, Journals and Industry Conferences. Their expertise includes:

  • First and Second-order Panel Methods (hydrodynamics)
  • Hydro-elastic Analysis
  • Global Analysis of Complex Mooring and Riser Systems associated with Floaters
  • Detailed Mooring Analysis and Load Development
  • Mooring Components like Chain, Wire Rope, Polyester Rope, etc.
  • Shallow Water Hydrodynamics and Mooring / Riser Analysis and Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Model Testing in Wind, Wave and Ice Basins
Mooring
Structural

Structural Engineering

Our world-class structural engineers design the  “backbone” of our reliable and innovative mooring systems. The structural engineers are responsible for the safe design of all structures that define our many different systems. Our expertise includes:

Analyses & Design

  • Finite Element Analyses
  • Beam Element Analyses
  • Detailed Fatigue Analyses
  • Extreme and Survival Environment Analysis
  • Local Foundation Analyses
  • Transportation/Tiedown Analyses
  • Lift Analyses
  • Various Non-linear Analyses
    • Complex Contact Analysis
    • Blast Analyses
    • Dropped Object Analyses
    • Vessel Impact Analyses
    • Seismic Analysis
    • Structural Thermal Analysis

Geotechnical Foundation Design

  • Geotechnical Investigation Evaluation
  • Suction Pile Design
  • Driven Pile Design
  • Pile Driving Evaluation
Structural Engineering
Mechanical

Mechanical Engineering

Our top-notch mechanical engineers design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical components of our advanced mooring systems. Our expertise includes:

Designed Components

  • Liquid / Gas Service Fluid Swivels for a wide range of flow, pressure and temperature.
    • Toroidal Swivels
    • Inline Swivels
    • Utility Swivels
    • Fluid Recovery System
  • Chain Supports
    • Single Axis
    • Dual Axis
    • Deployable
  • Large Articulated Universal Joints for Surface and Submerged Applications
  • Custom Sheaves
  • Turret Integration and Assembly Aids

Packaged Equipment

  • Mooring Leg / Riser / Umbilical Installation Winch Pull-In System
  • Lubrication System
  • Bearings
    • Three-Row Roller
    • Track & Wheel
    • Plain
    • Submerged
  • Hydraulic Power Units
    • ESD Valve
    • Winches
    • Hoists
    • Control Panels
  • Large Structural Connectors and Tensioning Systems for Release-Under-Load Applications
  • Fluid Buffer System

Mechanical Handling Design

  • Installation / Removal of Select Equipment
  • Human Factors Considerations for Maintenance Activities
  • Custom Engineered Handling Aids
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical/Instrumentation

Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering

Our engineers have the specialized know-how to design and safely deliver the power, controls and instrumentation necessary for our custom mooring systems. Our expertise includes:

Electrical Engineering

  • Power Distribution Design and Specifications (High, Medium & Low Voltage)
  • Subsea / Topside Power, Controls and Instrument Interface
  • Electrical Slip Ring Development and Specification
  • Hazardous Area Classification and equipment design
  • Load Analysis
  • Fault Analysis
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Lighting System Design
  • Motor Control Design
  • Navigation Aids System Specification
  • Cable Routing / Cable Tray Layout

Instrumentation Engineering

  • Fire, Gas and Emergency Shutdown Systems
  • Process Instrumentation Design, Specification and Selection
  • Telecommunications Design
  • Instrumentation / Fiber Optic Slip Ring Development and Specification
  • Process and Safety System Specification, design and integration
    • Radio Telemetry Systems
    • Safety Valve Systems
    • Remote I/O and SCADA Systems
  • Control System Design
    • Pneumatic
    • Hydraulic
  • Cause & Effect Development
  • HAZOP Participation
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Specification and Evaluation
  • ESD Valve Specification
  • Data Sheet Development
Electrical
Process/Piping Engineering

Process/Piping Engineering

Our process and piping engineers ensure we bring the most appropriate solution for our clients’ requirements. Our expertise includes:

Process

  • Block Diagrams Designs
  • Process Flow Diagram (PFD) Development
  • Process & Instrumentation Diagram (P & ID) Development
  • Process instrument and valve sizing specification and selection
  • Hydraulic Pressure Drop Calculations
  • Fire Water / Deluge Demand Calculations
  • Line Sizing Calculations
  • Gas Re-Pressurization / De-Pressurization Evaluation
  • Pigging Philosophy
  • Process Safety
  • Relief-device and relief-piping sizing and design
  • HAZID / HAZOP Participation

Piping

  • 3D Modelling Layout considering multidiscipline approach including space Constraints and Mechanical Handling
  • Piping Stress Analyses
    • Thermal
    • Flow Induced Vibration (FIV) study
    • Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV) study
    • Blast
    • Relative Movement Between Turret and Vessel
  • Preparation of Valve, Pig Launcher/Receiver, Pressure Vessel, Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) and Other Equipment Specification
  • Code Calculations
  • Open and Closed Drain Systems
  • Piping Material Specification Selection
  • Specialty item Specification
  • Fire Water / Deluge System Design
  • Isometric Drawing Creation
  • Standard and Custom Pipe Support Design and Specification
  • BOM Preparation for Advance Material Procurement
Piping

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