Supports topside placed on an integrated deck frame
Allows horizontal movement between deck support frame and deck
Mitigates adverse weather and sea conditions during transport
When a topside of an offshore oil and gas platform or an offshore wind structure has been constructed, it needs to be loaded onto a barge and be transported to the offshore installation site.
The application of an Deck Support Unit (DSU) is to reduce the direct impact between the underneath of the topside and the heavy transport barge.
Our DSUs are engineered and specially customized for every individual project, consisting of a stack of elastomeric pads installed between two steel casings. DSUs are installed onto the deck support frame of a barge. The topside is then loaded onto this deck support frame and our DSUs act to absorb the weight of the topside; these DSUs support the integrated deck structure and allow relative horizontal movement between the topside and the deck support frame during the transportation and mating process.
Allow horizontal movement between the topside and deck support frame during and after the mating process
Customized for each individual projects requirements
Full-scale testing compression load up to 18,300MT
Oil & Gas topside
Mining and LNG terminal construction
Offshore wind high voltage direct current (HVDC) topside