CALM buoys for Tuxpan and Salina Cruz, Mexico

BBC Asia delivers new CALM bouys for marine terminals in Mexico

June 2014 – The heavy lift vessel BBC Asia recently delivered two new Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) Buoys for PEMEX REFINACION in Mexico, for Tuxpan and Salina Cruz marine terminals.

CALM buoys are the most popular and widely-used type of offshore loading terminal with more than 500 systems installed globally. Fluid product is transferred via the CALM to or from tankers by floating and subsea hose systems. CALMs have been deployed for a variety of applications, water depths and vessel sizes ranging from small product carriers to Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC). The Tuxpan and Salina Cruz buoys are designed to transfer gasoline, diesel, MTBE and/or TAME via tankers up to 60,000 DWT. Each buoy is capable of transferring up to 15,000 bbl/hr of cargo.

Weighing up to 250mt the buoys were successfully discharged using the BBC Asia’s own cranes in dual lift operations. The BBC Asia is a compact 7,500 dwt heavy lift vessel with 2x 250mt lifting capacity. BBC Chartering operates ten vessels of this type.


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