CALM Buoy Hose Deployment System for SBM Offshore

Offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems supplied a large diameter hose deployment system for SBM Offshore, to install two large diameter, reinforced, bonded rubber hose offloading lines for a CALM buoy.

The hose deployment system was used to assemble and deploy lengths of Trelleborg Trelline hose and buoyancy modules.

The deployment system comprises an A-Frame assembly with winches and lifting gear, an outrigging platform structure to withstand 200 tonnes of load, and a 6.8m deployment wheel.

The hose deployment system was tested at Caley’s quayside facility before being shipped for integration onboard the SBM Normand Installer. The system was successfully used to deploy two offloading lines without disruption to the assembly process.

Caley Ocean Systems designs and manufactures offshore handling systems for the international energy, defence, seismic and oceanographic science industries. In addition to its Glasgow-based design facilities, Caley’s has a 25,000sqf manufacturing plant with direct access to the River Clyde. Caley was established in 1968, and became part of Pryme Group in 2021 working alongside IMES, Hydratron, GA Engineering and SengS.


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