First Subsea's range of self-energising, ROV-less and diverless Ballgrab® Bend Stiffener Connectors (BSC) enable operators to perform faster and safer installations of flexible risers and umbilical’s to platforms, FPSOs and buoys. There are two types of BSC depending on the demands of the offshore environment and application:
Type I - Allows risers and umbilical’s to be installed in existing I tube and J tube bell mouths. The connection is completed using an ROV.
Type II - For new build applications where the BSC receptacle connector is pre-installed. The connection can be completed with or without an ROV.