Galway Bay Deployment
Tfi Marine deploying its dynamic tether in Galway Bay on Ireland's Atlantic Coast, managing up to 50kN. Our tether was attached in a taut mooring configuration as part of its survival testing program.
Technology advancements are extending the life and service intervals of navigational aids, however traditional chain moorings are not always able to keep up with this development.
Traditional moorings, such as chain, are now determining the service intervals for navigational aids and are thereby directly affecting the total life cycle cost. By improving a buoys mooring, the life cycle cost can be decreased by extending the service intervals.
Our marine tethers are built to withstand all weather conditions, even in the most extreme off shore locations.
Giving better protection and performance for data buoys and navigation marks is achieved through our load reducing design (>70 % off peak loads) and through the elimination of snatch loads. These advancements in our mooring system reduce the wear and tear on the floating structure and on all elements within the mooring system. Transferring to a reduction in the operational costs of buoy breakage and retrieval.
Not only are there cost benefits to using our mooring system, but also a reduction in seabed scouring and noise, resulting in a positive environmental impact.