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Title:
SPAR HULL BELLY STRAKE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/090942
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A spar hull for a floating vessel can include a hard tank having a belly portion, a fixed strake coupled to the outer surface of the tank and a folding strake coupled to the belly portion of the tank, the folding strake having one or more strake panels and one or more support frames. A method for installing folding belly strakes on a spar hull may include providing a floating spar hull having a hard tank with a belly side, rotating the spar so that the belly side is in a first workable position, coupling at least one folding strake to the belly side of the spar, and coupling the strake in a folded position for transport. The method may include positioning the spar hull offshore in a transport position, upending the spar hull, unfolding the strake, fixing the strake in the unfolded position and installing the spar hull.

Inventors:
LUO, Michael Y.H. (6-8 allee l'Arche Faubourg de l'Arche - ZAC Danton, Courbevoie, Courbevoie, FR)
MOHR, Harvey O. (6-8 allee l'Arche Faubourg de l'Arche - ZAC Danton, Courbevoie, Courbevoie, FR)
ZHANG, Lixin (6-8 allee l'Arche Faubourg de l'Arche - ZAC Danton, Courbevoie, Courbevoie, FR)
Application Number:
US2010/022364
Publication Date:
December 16, 2010
Filing Date:
January 28, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TECHNIP FRANCE (6-8 allee l'Arche Faubourg de l'Arche - ZAC Danton, Courbevoie, Courbevoie, FR)
LUO, Michael Y.H. (6-8 allee l'Arche Faubourg de l'Arche - ZAC Danton, Courbevoie, Courbevoie, FR)
MOHR, Harvey O. (6-8 allee l'Arche Faubourg de l'Arche - ZAC Danton, Courbevoie, Courbevoie, FR)
ZHANG, Lixin (6-8 allee l'Arche Faubourg de l'Arche - ZAC Danton, Courbevoie, Courbevoie, FR)
International Classes:
B63B22/02; B63B1/04; B63B35/44; B63B39/00; B63B39/06
Foreign References:
US6953308B12005-10-11
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NELSON, D. Brit et al. (Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, 600 Travis Street Suite 280, Houston Texas, 77002-3095, US)
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