A radically new concept for a deep-water lay barge designed to lay pipe in heavy sea states and at laying speeds appreciably higher than those commonly in use today is described. Significant features of the new design are a large semi-submersible hull; a stern ramp for launching the pipe and integrated into the barge design; and a 14-point mooring system controlled by a single operator, but with design features for subsequent full automation. The paper describes these and several other revolutionary features of the barge, and discusses the typical problems encountered in the construction of the large hull.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974. Requests for this paper should be directed to David L. Riley, Offshore Technology Conference.
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  • Authors:
    • Lagers, GHG
    • BELL, C R
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  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 35-46
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #1935 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM