Calm Buoy

030 A-Frame with hydraulic HPU Information
Article number : 048
Date of construction : Jan 1, 1997
Price : On request.
Description
Calm Buoy

Details

1. Fabricated  1997, operated 3 ½ years, stored for 5 years (stock buoy). Present location: onshore, UAE.
2. Been in operation from 1999 till 2004 as a mooring for storage tanker on marginal field development. Crude  flow through one product line only (16″)
3. Decommissioned, sand blasted and painted, stored on dry land since.
4.Dimensions: Skirt 14,25 / Body 12.50 mtrs diam
Body height 4,27 mtrs
Weight in air approx 225 Tons
5. Central Pipe: 2 x 24″ (one product, not used) and 1 x 16″ (crude oil use). Valves as such in 24″  system never used.
6. Body: 6 off compartments + one off central chamber; 6 chain hawses incl. stoppers receiving up to 3 ¾” (95 mm) chain equi-spaced around circumference of buoy.
7. Rating of buoy 175,000 DWT (storage) plus 100.000 DWT (shuttle) tankers in 30 mtrs of waterdepth, with 6 x 3 ¾” chain at local conditions.
Loading rate 300 M3 per hour (16″ system only)
8. Gen. condition: Structurally sound buoy with of course some wear and tear around the hull, but nothing serious. Skirt slightly damaged due to continuous ‘kissing’ of  tanker; bogie rails and wheels in close to perfect condition, swivel 100% correct. Little physical damage to superstructure.
As buoy has been utilized in extremely calm conditions under a very conscious and professional crew, the condition is as one can expect. My personal verdict is that buoy is ready for a 3 to 4 year operation after some superficial repairs and site preparation (adaption: spools etc), alt. for 10 to 15 years after a full refurbishment.

 

Marine Equipment Services BV • Harpstraat 5 • 4241 CA • Arkel • The Netherlands • tel: +31 (0)183 50 20 52 • fax: +31 (0)183 52 16 38