GMC Wins Tendon Connector Contract
GMC Inc. has been awarded a contract to deliver its mechanical connector product as part of Total’s Republic of Congo Moho Nord TLP project. GMC will supply more than 100 sets of its concentric thread, pin and box type connectors under contract to Hutchinson Offshore’s Techlam S.A. who are supplying the entire TLP tendon system to Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The 16,500-ton TLP hull and topsides will be vertically moored in over 780-meters water depth by the tendon tethering system. GMC’s high strength fatigue resistant mechanical connector will provide the intermediary connectors on the tendons. The 24-inch OD connectors will have a tension capacity rated at over 2,000 tons. The scope of supply includes the connectors, the make and break tool, and a tendon handling tool. GMC technicians will support Heerema on the tendon installation.
GMC’s mechanical connector is fully tested to the ISO 21329:2004, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Pipeline transportation systems – Testing procedures for mechanical connectors and independently certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in 2010.