Field Development

At Houlder we support field development throughout the life of your project.

We conduct studies to:

  • assess floater selection, such as FPSO, FSO, SemiSub or TLP
  • look at whether newbuild, conversion or re-use is most appropriate
  • assess station keeping selection, for example dynamic positioning, turret mooring, spread mooring and yoke
  • review F(P)SO offloading solutions: eg. tandem, CALM buoy or pipeline
  • assess riser solutions such as riser towers, flexible hoses and steel catenary risers
  • look at operational considerations for environmental threats such as hurricane, typhoon and ice
  • consider constructability & local content

We execute front end engineering for your floater design, covering:

  • hull lay-out
  • general arrangements & tank plans
  • stability
  • scantlings & structural design
  • topside & mooring integration
  • mooring design covering mooring lay-out and set-up
  • project planning for execution stage, including yard selection & contract negotiations.

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“With the rise of offshore floating wind farms, we use our expertise in the oil and gas sector to provide robust and workable solutions for the renewable industry.”

Jonathan Strachan, Director, Ship Design and Engineering