GMC Wins Moho Nord Connector Deal

GMC Inc. announces the award of a contract to deliver its high strength fatigue resistant mechanical connector product as part of Total’s Moho Nord TLP project.

GMC will supply over 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 shall have a tension capacity rated at over 2000-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 is very pleased in the confidence that Total S.A. and HUTCHINSON Techlam S.A.S. have placed in us by selecting our superior connector product.

The mechanical connector product line continues to expand to provide new and improved technologies for the connection of pipelines, risers and structural tubulars in the offshore oil and gas industry.

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.

Press Release, October 17, 2013; Image: GMC


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