Mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations provider InterMoor said it has signed a contract with COOEC, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), to install deepwater mooring systems for the Liuhua 16-2 and Lingshui 17-2 floating production facilities in the South China Sea.
The Liuhua 16-2 turret-moored floating production and storage and offloading facility will be anchored in 390-420 meters water depth in the Baiyun Sag at the center of the Pearl River Mouth basin using nine suction pile anchors with chain-wire-chain legs.
The Lingshui 17-2 taut-leg semisubmersible floating production unit will be anchored in 1,220–1,560 meters water depth in the Qiongdongnan basin in the northern South China Sea using 16 legs (4 × 4) built with driven piles, chain and polyester rope.
InterMoor, part of subsea services group Acteon, said its work scope includes project management, review and verification of detailed designs, detailed installation methodologies and procedures, installation engineering and offshore preparation and execution.
Both projects will start immediately. They will be managed from InterMoor’s Singapore office, but most of the InterMoor engineers and the project director will be seconded to COOEC’s office in Shenzhen, China, to ensure seamless interfaces with the client (COOEC), the operator (CNOOC) and the subcontractors.