Extension of a cursor frame

Saltwater Engineering has been contracted by Fugro to assist in various engineering works associated with the existing cursor frame that is located inside of the moonpool. The engineering provides an extension of the current cursor frame.

Saltwater Engineering has been contracted by Fugro to assist in various engineering works associated with the existing cursor frame that is located inside of the moonpool.
Saltwater Engineering has been contracted by Fugro to assist in various engineering works associated with the existing cursor frame that is located inside of the moonpool.

In present situation the Sea Bed Frame (SBF) for sampling is stored inside the moonpool under the moonpool hatches. In exceptional cases, the frame is moved to the deck which can only be performed in fair weather conditions. To assist in safely moving the SBF to the deck, the guide frame is to be extended through the moonpool hatches. This resulted in an extension which is bolted to the moonpool frame guiding the SBF in rough weather conditions to above main deck level. The moonpool hatches can be closed again and the SBR can be safely positioned on top.

Saltwater Engineering has been contracted by Fugro to assist in various engineering works associated with the existing cursor frame that is located inside of the moonpool.
Saltwater Engineering has been contracted by Fugro to assist in various engineering works associated with the existing cursor frame that is located inside of the moonpool.

The extension pieces consist of beams positioned on both side of the moonpool and are bolted to the existing frame. The beams have plastic cladding throughout to protect the paint on the equipment. The frame can be split on deck level to make a flush deck.

Fugro Synergy
The Fugro Synergy is a drillship of 6543 gross tons and a deadweight of 4400 t. She features a length o.a. of 103.70m and an extreme breadth of 20m. The vessel was built in 2009. The Fugro Synergy has been purpose designed and built to deliver geotechnical drilling and well intervention services to the global subsea and offshore industry. With an impressive technical specification, the Fugro Synergy has the capability to complement MODU based operations or, in certain circumstances, remove those activities from the critical path all together.

Saltwater Engineering has been contracted by Fugro to assist in various engineering works associated with the existing cursor frame that is located inside of the moonpool.

Project information

Scope of analysis

  • FEM calculation for the cursor frame
  • Welding calculations
  • Bolt connection calculations
  • Production drawings
Category
Mobilisation Engineering