MoorLink supplies Free Standing Riser tether components for the Marine Well Containment Company

In May 2011, MoorLink was awarded a contract by Technip to supply 10 universal joints, pins and associated parts. The universal joints are rated for 809.5 mT and are included in the riser chain tether systems for the Marine Well Containment System (MWCS) Project.
The MWCS Project scope includes two Freestanding Riser Systems, designed to produce to two purpose-built Modular Capture Vessels, and for water depths ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 ft. These will be the deepest production riser systems built to date.

Technip will be delivering the two FSR systems to the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC). MWCC is a non-profit, independent company committed to improving response capabilities for containing a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The expanded containment system is being engineered to contain up to 100,000 barrels of liquid and 200 million cubic feet of gas per day. For more information, please visit
The manufacturing processes used by Moorlink includes proof loading, Thermal Spray Aluminum (TSA) coatings, and a high focus on safety and quality as these components are considered critical components for the risers.
Moorlink successfully implemented Technip’s and MWCS’ safety and quality requirements, which included a 100 percent 3rd party surveillance and a high focus on personnel safety across the entire project.