SOFEC Awarded NavSea Contract For Offshore Mooring Terminal

SOFEC, Inc. of Houston has received a contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction, testing, and sea trials of a rapid deployment single anchor leg mooring terminal known by the trade name RA-DE SALM™. The unit will moor and unload tankers of up to 70,000 dwt in the open sea, and will allow the prompt and efficient delivery of fuel products for shore-based military equipment.

The entire system is designed to be deployed and operational within 48 hours of its arrival at site. Installation can be accomplished with a minimum of manpower and equipment.

The RA-DE SALM is similar to other commercial systems designed and constructed by SOFEC. It may be delivered to site by towing or it may be carried on the deck of a ship in a special launching frame. The unit utilizes preplaced solid ballast in the mooring base, and will function in a wide range of seafloor conditions ranging from soft mud to firm sand or coral.

The Navy's unit is scheduled for delivery in mid-1985.

For further information on SOFEC's single anchor leg mooring terminal, Circle 39 on Reader Service Card

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