Past Projects

First Subsea currently has over 700 Ballgrab® connectors in use worldwide. In 2001 Ballgrab® subsea mooring connectors were deployed in the first, fully polyester rope, deepwater mooring system in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

First Subsea currently holds the record for the deepest Spar mooring in the GoM - Shell's Perdido Spar at 2,450m; and also holds the record for the deepest moored floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, also in the GoM - Petrobras' Cascade and Chinook FPSO at 2,500m. First Subsea has continued to invest in developing the capability of the Ballgrab® SMC to handle heavier loads at greater depths. At 25,491kN, the Jack and St Malo Semi-submersible in the GoM is the highest rated load Ballgrab® SMC to date. 

The map beneath shows a range of some of the SMC projects that First Subsea has undertaken in the past few years. 

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