Cabral Mooring Lines for Santos Basin FPSO


Efficient production and standardised project and testing processes underpin Lankhorst Euronete Brasil’s success in winning its 4th floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) mooring project for the Santos Basin offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Moored at a water depth up to 2,000 meters, the FPSO mooring system will be spread mooring type with 24 legs, arranged in 4 groups of 6 legs at each corner of the FPSO. Each mooring line comprises three Cabral 512 polyester ropes segments with minimum breaking strength (MBS) of 13,150 kN. Lankhorst Offshore is also providing three polyester rope segments for one spare mooring line.

Cabral 512 polyester ropes utilise a rope construction that is optimised for deepwater mooring applications. Manufactured from high efficiency sub-rope cores laid parallel within an outer braided jacket, each sub-rope is monitored during rope manufacture to ensure all sub-ropes have equal tension and length. The Cabral 512 ropes will be manufactured at Lankhorst Euronete Brasil’s state-of-the-art factory, dedicated to the production of offshore mooring systems, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Cabral polyester rope is a proven rope construction and widely used on many Santos Basin FPSOs,” says Rui Faria, Senior Vice President Oil & Gas Synthetics, Lankhorst Offshore.“With its extensive track record and test history, selecting Cabral ropes can significantly de-risk deepwater mooring projects.

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