Strainstall has been awarded a major contract with the Japanese Penta Ocean-Toa joint venture, for its advanced mooring solution, which is to be installed at the Pengerang Independent Deepwater Petroleum Terminal (PIDPT) in Malaysia.
The second phase of development of the terminal, which comprises 11 new jetties, will see 74 mooring systems – along with Strainstall’s ‘DockAlert’ berthing system – installed to provide safe and secure mooring and berthing operations.
PIDPT is the first independent deepwater terminal in Southeast Asia set to become a strategic facility, which includes oil refineries, petrochemical plants as well as a crude and LNG import terminal and storage, in a major offshore trading area which will support high demand in this rapidly growing region.
Safe docking and mooring operations will be critical to the ongoing safety and productivity of PIDPT and Strainstall’s quick release hooks and DockAlert systems will provide assurance during terminal operations.
Strainstall’s quick release mooring hooks feature a remote control system, which utilitise its load monitoring expertise, that provides safe mooring line release under unsafe mooring loads, significantly increasing the safety of personnel, vessels and infrastructure.
The company has already provided detailed consultation on the mooring arrangement of the jetties, providing advice on the optimum locaton and orientation of the hooks for mooring operations, to ensure successful delivery and implementation.
Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, said: “We’re extremely proud to be involved in such a high profile project, delivering an advanced mooring solution that will ensure the safety and security of the terminal’s operations.
“Our experienced team has worked very closely with the joint-venture, providing guidance and consultaton to ensure seamless installation and commission, which will take place over the course of the next year.”
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