Our Mooring Buoy, consists of four parts in the total buoying system: the body of the buoy, mooring and anchoring elements, product transfer system and other components.
The buoy body usually is supported on static legs attached to the seabed, with a rotating part above water level connected to the ( off ) loading tanker. The two sections are linked by a roller bearing, referred to as the “main bearing”. The moored tanker can freely weather vane around the buoy and find a stable position due to this arrangement.
Mooring and anchoring parts
Moorings fix the buoy to the seabed. Buoy design must account for the behaviour of the buoy given applicable wind, wave and current conditions and tanker sizes. This determines the optimum mooring arrangement and size of the various mooring leg components. Anchoring points are greatly dependent on local soil condition.
Anchors or piles – To connect the mooring to the seabed
Sinker or anchor chain joint to buoy (SPM)
Chainstoppers – To connect the chains to the buoy