Goliat FPSO operating in the Barents Sea is using a new concept for off-loading where the PLT is a vital part of the operation.
The PLT system has
long been a preferred tool to transfer lines between vessels at sea due
to its accuracy and reliability. For Goliat this means that the PLT will
function as the spear tip of a messenger line system of approximately
1000 meters in total.
The benefit of
using the PLT in this operation is its accuracy, reach and being the
most cost effective method of transferring lines. The operational
distance for the tankers are 250 meters from the FPSO.
The operation consists of two scenarios where the preferred is to use a stand by vessel in order to shorten the transfer time.
Please see the Videos of the operation here.
Video and pictures credit ENI Norge.