Nylacast develops mooring technology for vessels

25 July 2018 (Last Updated July 25th, 2018 11:54)

Nylacast has developed a new mooring technology named Chock Liner for use in all types of vessels and chock sizes.

Nylacast has developed a new mooring technology named Chock Liner for use in all types of vessels and chock sizes.

Designed to offer safe, reliable and efficient mooring of vessels, Chock Liner is capable of eliminating the limitations of both steel wire and fibre ropes that are currently being used for moorings.

Nylacast has used its low-friction technology to create Chock Liner, which can be fitted to new vessels and retrofitted to existing chocks and panama fairleads without requiring any hot works or dry docking.

The new technology is capable of minimising rope wear and abrasion, reducing the risk of breaking or failure.

It further enables crew members to remain at a safe distance from mooring lines under tension, as minimal (if any) chafe protection is required following installation of the Chock Liner.

Chock Liner’s material characteristics also offer improved equalisation of mooring loads, especially when in high swell.

“The new technology is capable of minimising rope wear and abrasion, reducing the risk of breaking or failure.”

Its self-lubricating material requires little or no maintenance, as well as no painting, coating or external protection.

Chock Liner features corrosion-resistant materials technology to offer protection against tough environments faced in the global maritime industry.

Chock Liner can also accommodate high modulus polyethylene fibre (HMPE) rope with reduced risk of abrasion and wear when in contact with the chock or panama fairlead.

The technology is designed to be used for polyester / polypropylene, polyester and nylon ropes, which are required by floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG), floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) and others.

Chock Liner has already been installed on various vessels, including 30 units on ships operated by Teekay.