All the specifications met – and more
As well as meeting the Fairlead/ bending diameter criteria, the rope also met all the other specifications. It took up less deck space, one winch could do the job at each end, and the rope was much easier to handle and position on the winch’s rollers. It was one-seventh of the weight of a similar-strength steel wire rope.
In addition, the braided rope is intrinsically torque neutral, so it will not induce any twist in the mooring chains. This additional effect is highly appreciated by the installation companies. All boxes checked.
The FPSO Cidade de Santos MV20’s 114mm mooring chain is held under tension by the Samson 120mm Quantum™ 12 rope, made with Dyneema®.