Moheshkhali Pile Top Tensioner
Challenge Improve Deliver
The Moheshkhali LNG regassification project is unusual for a moored installation due to the very limited water depth (35m) and high tidal currents. The solution developed by a consortium formed between MacGregor and Geocean, CAN systems and Flintstone uses a taut mooring system with compact underwater fairleads mounted to the top of the suction piles and the pull through connector (BTC) mounted on the plug. The plug sits on a seabed base structure until the FSRU is ready to connect.
The design of the mooring system is such that the excursion distances of the plug are kept very low so that the vessel motions are minimised to allow side to side LNG transfer.