Rocksteady Mooring Connector

Rocksteady is an auto-latching subsea structural connector that is smaller and more capable than any other in its class. 

Options

  • Remote control by acoustic (subsea) or radio (surface) including feedback of position information and tension data.
  • ROV or diver manual override
  • Direct hydraulic

Unparalleled reliability

The ROV locking mechanism is inspired by wellhead collet connectors, transferring the load to forged load shoulders and generating a high clamping force (or preload) in the mating parts.

Preload gives the Rocksteady subsea mooring connector unparalleled fatigue performance and the unique capability to accommodate bending, tension, shear and torsion loads.

Flexible

Rocksteady is qualified at any size up to 3,000t and in compact form factors for renewable energy systems.

The connector can also be supplied to suit a variety of interfaces including chain, shackles, rope sockets, articulating bearings and pipe weld necks.

We work closely with our sister company InterMoor for our mooring projects.

Applications

  • Acoustic remote disconnect of mooring lines (available through InterMoor)
  • MODU connection to prelaid moorings.
  • Subsea connections in permanently moored rigs and FPSOs.
  • Structural pile connections, including wind and wave power applications.

Advantages

  • Half the size & weight of other subsea mooring connectors, with associated cost benefit.
  • ABS & DNV qualification
  • Faster to install - automatic high speed latch, large guide funnel and 25° installation angle means you connect in rough seas.

Rocksteady is patented technology under European patent EP2800685 B1 and U.S. patent pending US20140363225 A1.

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