Houston-based GMC Inc. has been awarded a contract to deliver its high strength fatigue resistant mechanical connector product as part of Total’s Republic of Congo Moho Nord TLP project. GMC will supply over a hundred sets of its concentric thread, pin and box type connectors under contract to Hutchinson Offshore’s Techlam S.A. who are supplying the entire TLP tendon system to Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The 16,500-ton TLP hull and topsides will be vertically moored in over 780m water depth by the tendon tethering system. GMC’s high strength fatigue resistant mechanical connector will provide the intermediary connectors on the tendons. The 24in. OD connectors will have a tension capacity rated at over 2000 tons. The scope of supply includes the connectors, the make and break tool, and a tendon handling tool. GMC technicians will support Heerema on the tendon installation.