Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has received a major contract with the Japanese Penta Ocean-Toa joint venture, for its advanced mooring solution to be installed at the Pengerang Independent Deepwater Petroleum Terminal (PIDPT) in Malaysia. The phase two development of the terminal, comprising 11 new jetties, will see 74 mooring systems and Strainstall’s innovative DockAlert™ berthing system installed.
Strainstall has been involved in the project since 2012. Safe docking and mooring operations will be critical to the ongoing safety and productivity of PIDPT and Strainstall’s quick release hooks and DockAlert™ systems will provide total assurance during terminal activities.
Strainstall’s quick release mooring hooks feature an innovative remote control system, utilitising its load monitoring expertise, that provides safe mooring line release under unsafe mooring loads, significantly increasing the safety of personnel, vessels and infrastructure. The company has already provided detailed consultation on the mooring arrangement of the jetties, providing advice on the optimum location and orientation of the hooks for mooring operations, to ensure successful delivery and implementation.
Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, explained: “We’re extremely proud to be involved in such a high profile project, delivering an advanced mooring solution that will ensure the safety and security of the terminal’s operations. Our experienced team has worked very closely with the joint venture, providing guidance and consultation to ensure seamless installation and commission, which will take place over the course of the next year.”