Chevron awards First Subsea mooring connectors contract

Deepwater mooring company First Subsea has been awarded a contract by Chevron to supply the mooring connectors for the Jack & St Malo semi-submersible hub production facility in the Jack and St Malo fields.

These fields are located approximately 280 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in water depths of 2,133m in the Gulf of Mexico.

The semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) will be moored by 16 Ballgrab ball-and-taper mooring connectors, attached to polyester mooring lines in a 4×4 arrangement.

The Ballgrab series III male connectors will be the largest produced so far, with an un-corroded 2,599mT (25,491kN) MBL, and the first to comply with the new ABS Mooring Guide 2009.