Measurement Technology NW Brings New Mooring Technology to Oil & Gas Operators in Middle East

Measurement Technology NW Brings New Mooring Technology to Oil & Gas Operators in Middle East
Seattle-Based Company Grows Into the Middle East with Major Mooring and Instrumentation Contract from Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company

Measurement Technology NW has recently completed the contract to provide an 8-point mooring monitoring system for the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Designed for NPCC’s SEP-350 (Self Elevating Platform) vessel, the new running line tensiometer and LCI-90 “Dual Winch” display system replaces an old 4-point mooring installation that no longer met the company’s performance standards.

NPCC chose to work with Measurement Technology NW because the Line Control Instrument monitoring and control system increases workplace and property safety. “The new technology and approach that we offer are exactly what modern off-shore rig and risk managers are looking for,†said Tom Rezanka, Director of the LCI division of Measurement Technology NW. “The opportunity to continuously monitor current trends and historical peak loads locally at the mooring station, in the control room and off-site through the PC increases the safety factor beyond other current tension monitoring systems in the market. Without historical logging of peak tension loads, rig and risk managers are at the mercy of visual inspections and guesses about wear and tear on their vital mooring systems.“

NPCC’s new mooring instrumentation consists of eight running line load monitors optimized for 1.5″ wire rope and equipped with rotational and force transducers in a removable center sheave.

NPCC is a fully integrated onshore and offshore EPC contractor, providing a wide range of surveying, engineering, and construction services. NPCC’s marine fleet consists of 13 construction barges, and this particular SEP-350 project planned for the installation of eight tensiometers, cables, LCI-90 display monitors, and all the necessary PC hardware and software to remotely view mooring tension and payout in the barge’s control tower.

Measurement Technology NW Line Control Instruments (LCI) produces a wide range of precision line control products, including the LCI-90 and LCI-100 series displays, WinchDAC and MarQuip® Mooring software, and much more. Look for MTNW at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 4-May 7, 2009. A variety of our LCI displays, tension sensors and software, will be on display in Pavilions booth #8844.

If you can’t stop by our OTC booth, feel free to call us at 206-634-1308, or send an email to

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By Professional Mariner Staff