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Trelleborg finishes first Chinese floatover project

07th March 2014

The platform was constructed by China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC), while the leg mating unit (LMU) components were designed by Trelleborg

The floatover hardware is for the BoZhong (BZ) 35-2 COEEC offshore platform in Tianjin

Trelleborg’s has finished its first oil and gas floatover project in China and will supply a range of its floatover hardware for the BoZhong (BZ) 35-2 COOEC offshore platform in Tianjin.

The platform was constructed by China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC), while the leg mating unit (LMU) components were designed by Trelleborg and made specifically in accordance with client design specifications and international standards.

Yang Xiaolong, design engineer at COOEC, said,“The industry’s demand for optimum performance and consistently reliable products, which deliver in the most challenging environments, is growing. Trelleborg was able to meet the strict specifications to supply quality solutions, which had been stringently tested at their in-house facility. The company’s expert product knowledge and understanding of its applications meant that it was entirely suited for the project. Importantly, it meant that we were provided with assurance and performance throughout.”

JP Chia, engineering manager with the engineered products operation of Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, stated that “Floatover operations carry with them huge risks and implications; should failure occur during the mating process, the project could be delayed and costs start to mount. It is because of this that Trelleborg works so hard to design and manufacture products which will meet stringent testing requirements, as failure just isn’t an option in this environment.”

Vincent Tan, sales and marketing manager with the engineered products operation of Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, also revealed: “The industry is beginning to switch its focus towards quality and reliability, as opposed to saving costs upfront with cheap, quick-fix solutions.”

 

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