Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) Buoys

LMC has developed a detailed design for a standardised CALM buoy for mooring of FSOs at offshore fields or for loading / offloading oil products in near-shore locations at refineries or oil offloading terminals

The LMC CALM buoy design is adaptable to a range of water depths, offloading tanker capacity and environmental loadings.

design parameters
  • 400 tonnes load from the tanker

  • Flexible chain stopper/skirt design to allow for 6 – 12 mooring legs

  • Water depths up to approximately 120m

  • Environments up to 4.0 – 5.0m Hs, dependent on exact location and configuration