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MARIN helps improve CALM buoy design

AuthorsHans Cozijn & Tim Bunnik
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 76
DateApr 1, 2002
Reading time3 minutes

As the deepwater CALM buoy becomes a common solution for offloading from spread moored West of Africa FPSOs, MARIN is carrying out an increasing number of model tests in a bid to improve buoy designs. Report outlines two recent model test projects carried out in its Offshore Basin.


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