Taut Leg Moorings

Experience in high tension mooring environments.

For exploration and production  in deep to ultra-deep water, the weight of the mooring line starts to become a limiting factor in the design of the MODU. This calls for the introduction of a taut leg mooring system. The taut leg system typically uses polyester rope that is pre-tensioned until taut. The rope comes in at a 30 to 45 degree angle on the seabed where it meets the anchor ( these can be suction piles or vertically loaded anchors), which is loaded vertically. When the platform drifts horizontally with wind or current, the lines stretch, setting up an opposing force. The result is a mooring with far greater stability. 

To benefit from our experience in taut-leg mooring systems in any of your operations, get in touch with us. We'll give you all the help and advice you'll ever need.