GOLETA, California, U.S.A., January 3, 2007

Chain Jack Mooring System
Bardex Corporation has completed delivery of a Linear Chain Jack Mooring System. The Mooring System is for use on a floating oil production facility designed for approximately 1300 meter (4,265 ft.) water depth operation. The floating facility has been installed at its East Malaysia offshore location.

The Bardex Mooring System consists of ten (10) linear chain jack assemblies and ten (10) deck mounted turndown sheave assemblies. The chain jacks will service the specified 124mm Grade 4 chain size, and are designed with a maximum rated haul-in/pay-out capacity of 1,200 kips, mechanical hold capacity of 1,550 kips, and a chain stopper capacity of 3,230 kips. A self contained, air cooled hydraulic power unit (HPU) assembly, with two (2) independent 250 horsepower motor / pumps, provides a haul-in/payout speed of 1.8 feet per minute for each group of jacks, or 3 feet per minute for single jack operation. Supported by the system’s programmable logic controller (PLC), four pedestal mounted control consoles include all instrumentation and control actuators for operation of clusters of two (2) or three (3) linear chain jacks. The Bardex order also included a complete set of spare parts to support the equipment for installation, commissioning, and two years of operation. Bardex will provide both offshore and onshore field engineering services.