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SQM mooring system for

offshore terminals

SQM
The SQM consists of:

Quay is suspended at its extremities from fixed tower structures via


vertical members with articulation joints;
Quay equipped with a weight at keel level to absorb loads from the
LNG Carrier (LNGC);
The LNGC uses standard bow and stern mooring lines;
The LNG transfer is from a central tower with standard LNG loading
arms.

SQM is special
designed for S2S
LNG (off)loading

SQM mooring principle


SQM

TOWER

LNGC
FSRU

Situation 1:
LNGC kisses SQM

Situation 2
SQM

LNGC
FSRU

TOWER

Mooring lines
tensioned
LNGC in final moored
condition

Situation 3
LNGC moves between situation 1
and 3 during the LNG loading
period

SQM

LNGC
FSRU

TOWER

SQM mooring principle

SQM

Quay locations:
Under water;
Above water.

LNGC
FSRU

TOWER

Weight locations:
Under water
Fixed to quay

TSQM

Twin SQM system (TSQM)