South Africa – Durban; Sapref Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) Large Tanker

Connecting Loading Pipe to Buoy which links underwater pipeline to Refinery

SPi successfully managed the tie-in, onshore pipeline, subsea development and power feed to the SBM. The single point mooring buoy consists of a buoy that is permanently moored to the seabed by means of multiple mooring lines. The buoy contains a bearing system that allows part of it to rotate around the moored geostatic body.  When moored to this rotating part of the buoy with a mooring connection, the vessel is able to freely weathervane around the geostatic part of the buoy.