TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg Engineered Products has supplied floatover equipment, including elastomeric pads, for Phase 3 of the DSO Escravos gas project in Nigeria.
Contracted by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Trelleborg provided Leg Mating Unit pads for the floatover process, as well as surge fenders, shock pads and rubstrips to constitute the project's boat landing systems, the company announced this week.
“We needed a solution that could handle the challenging environments, preventing the jacket and topside from being damaged during installation. Trelleborg's floatover technology integrated well with our products and provided a successful floatover,” SM Lee, section chief of engineering group at HHI, said in a statement.
Trelleborg's elastomeric pads were incorporated into HHI's Let Mating Unit steel structures, said Trelleborg.
The pads are designed to take up static and dynamic forces of the topside structure and the horizontal forces of open sea motions during the floatover mating operation, the company said in a news release.
“Due to the large amount of load placed on the elastomer pads during the process, they must be carefully engineered to provide optimum protection of the jacket and withstand environmental impact,” the company added.