Steel Mooring Buoy


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The Steel Mooring Buoys are specially designed for the mooring of vessels in the most economical way.

The Steel Mooring Buoy is built from robust, high-quality steel and fitted with the Quick Release Buoy Hooks. This Steel Mooring Buoy offers a sturdy mooring solution for vessels undergoing waiting or (dis)charging procedures. The mooring safety, stability, and sustainability are reinforced by the direct connection of the anchor chain to the mooring unit.

The Steel Mooring Buoy offers durability even in extremely corrosive environments. Several (internal) hook parts of the Steel Mooring Buoy are made of special coatings, bushings, grease, and stainless steel.

The Steel Mooring Buoys are available in different sizes according to special requirements and conditions.

Mooring Buoy, Body

Mooring 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 move weathervane freely around the buoy and find a stable position due to this arrangement.

Mooring Buoy, Mooring and anchoring parts

Moorings fix the buoy to the seabed. Mooring Buoy design must account for the behavior of the buoy given applicable wind, wave, and current conditions and tanker sizes. That determines the optimum mooring arrangement and scope of the various mooring leg components. Anchoring points are substantially dependent on local soil condition.

Mooring Buoy, Mooring components

Anchors or piles – To connect the mooring to the seabed
Sinker or anchor chain joint to buoy (SPM)
Anchor chain
Chain stoppers – To attach the chains to the buoy
Workforce

SMB 1.5SMB 2SMB 3.3SMB 3.5SMB 4
MaterialMarine Grade Steel
Diameter (m)1.523.33.54
Height (m)11.21.822.2
Buoyancy (t)12121821
Suitable Water Depth (m)5-1010-1515-2020-2525-30
Suitable Ship Tonnage (t)<1800<2000<8000<10000<15000