Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM)

A single point mooring (SPM) is a floating buoy anchored offshore that allows the handling of liquid cargo in areas where a dedicated onshore facility for loading and unloading cargo is not available. They serve as a link between shore-based facilities and large oil tankers for loading or offloading oil and gas cargo. 

The SPM buoy is moored to the seabed using a mooring arrangement that it permits the buoy to move freely within defined limits that take into consideration waves, current and wind conditions. The incorporation of a single point mooring monitoring system provides protection to the mooring by ensuring it is not overloaded. This allows for safe transfer of product and reduces the risk of accidents and expensive unscheduled down-time. This is particularly critical during product transfer operations due to the increased risk of spillage.

LCM Systems can manufacture load monitoring pins that are installed in the mooring bridle to provide real time load information to SPM operators that allows them to continuously monitor mooring loads and take action as soon as a potential overload system is identified. We can also supply subsea load shackles and load links for inline mooring load measurement. All are manufactured to the highest standards to ensure many years of trouble-free, reliable operation.
 


 

What Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM) Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?

Please review some of the recent news items relating to Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM) load cells, load pins and associated instrumentation that we have supplied to our customer base. These will help demonstrate the experience we have in finding solutions for our customers, in a addition to the standard product offering available for this application.