Subsea Mooring Connectors
The Balltec MoorLOK™ is the world’s only patented ball and taper subsea mooring connector. Our MoorLOK™ systems are designed for the temporary and permanent mooring of all floating structures including FPSOs, drill ships, Spars and Tension Leg Platforms (TLP’s)
Balltec Ltd has over 250 MoorLOK™ connectors in service including, at 1800mT, some of the world’s largest, in use on the USAN FPSO.
The MoorLOK™ is built on 30 years of pioneering ball and taper expertise resulting in the most reliable and advanced connector on the market. Now in its fifth design revision the MoorLOK™ keeps getting better ensuring that Balltec gets the job done first time, every time with a product that delivers. Equally important, the MoorLOK™ has developed a 100% failure-free track record that cannot be equalled.
Whilst some mooring products claim to rival the MoorLOK™ connector our unique benefits quickly denounce the competition. Among other benefits the MoorLOK™ offers:
- The world’s only ROV-less connection method
- A smaller, compact design that does not compromise on robustness or strength
- The patented TripLOK™ triple locking mechanism that remains failsafe even during zero loading or inversion
- No clumsy pins or protrusions that could cause installation problems
MoorLOK™ connectors are designed in accordance with the rules of the selected certification authority including DNV, ABS, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds. All load bearing components are manufactured from a proprietary grade of F22(Mod) steel developed by our metallurgists in conjunction with our forging partner.