Whittaker

Offshore + Marine Engineering

FPSO Chain Tensioner Upper Fairleader

FPSO Chain Tensioner Upper Fairleader

As a result of an incident on a FPSO where the fairleader directing the chain from the tensioner into the chain locker was pulled off the deckhead we were asked to re-design the fairleaders and deckhead mounting bracketry so that in the event of a chain run-out the fairleader and bracketry would survive the incident.

As it is impossible to safely replicate such an incident the engineering had to rely on finite element analysis to ensure that all new parts were safe to use and fit for purpose.

These components have been continuously working safely in the North Sea for many years.