A dynamic model for lifting heavy modules between two floating offshore structures

AuthorsR.R.T. van Dijk (MARIN), A. Hendriks (Heerema Marine Contractors) and L. Friisk (Statoil)
Conference/JournalEuroDyn Conference, Paris
DateSep 1, 2005

The installation of new topside modules on existing floaters in deep water poses new cha llenges, as both the crane vessel and floater move independently. Installing even a relatively light module on a moving target with existing topsides needs careful consideration. This paper describes the development of a numerical dynamic model to simulate an offshore installation of two modules on a Floating Production Unit (FPU) from a dynamically positioned crane vessel.

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