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Balltec Limited, design and manufacture innovative, reliable and efficient mechanical handling products based upon our Ball and Roller Engagement Mechanisms (BREM)
Balltec tools and connectors are very simple and quick to deploy. Adoption of a "common connection interface" for subsea equipment having different size, shape, C of G allows multiple re-use of the same Balltec connection tools and rigging equipment. Balltec engineers can be provided to partner with client staff during the conceptual stage of a project to assist in the identification of cost saving installation systems. Balltec interfaces may also be designed into subsea equipment to allow rapid future connection for decommissioning/re-deployment.Balltec have recently received an order for permanent mooring connectors and for a number of suction pile pipeline starter anchor connectors. The Suction pile PLET/Pipeline tool is designed to insert into a structural receptacle fabricated into the suction pile. The tools may be used to deploy the suction pile and then re-orientated to become the starter anchor for the subsequent pipelay. The Balltec BREM anchor is specially designed to accept 120te lateral bending load.Balltec have executed engineering verification studies with DNV to confirm the integrity of our designs and their compliance with DNV requirements for mooring connectors. The DNV reports states "The conclusion is that the fatigue Strength of the [Balltec BREM] anchor connector is satisfactory and meets the requirements of relevant standards". It should be noted that the fatigue analysis was executed using load spectrum for…. "a typical North Sea Environment"…. This gives a very conservative result in relation to other locations in the world. These studies are available for restricted circulation on request.