OrcaFlex Applications

OrcaFlex has a very wide range of applications, including:

Risers

  • Tensioned marine risers
  • Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs)
  • Hybrid Riser systems
  • Flexible Risers
  • Umbilicals

Moorings

  • Spread mooring systems
  • Jetty mooring systems
  • Turret (external and internal) moored systems
  • Single Point Moorings
  • Oceanographic mooring systems
  • Aquaculture moorings

Installation Analysis

  • Pipelay analysis
  • Anchor and mooring deployment
  • Riser installation
  • Cable lay dynamics
  • Through-splash zone deployment
  • Deep water installation of subsea hardware
  • Seabed plough deployment and operation
  • Offshore lift dynamics
  • Deflect-to-connect and cross-seabed pull-in
  • J-Tube pull-in
  • Stab and Hinge simulation

Buoy Systems

  • CALM buoys
  • SPAR buoys
  • Mid-water arches
  • Metocean buoys

Hose Systems

  • Under-buoy hoses
  • Offloading hoses
  • Floating hoses

Towed Systems

  • Towed bundle dynamics
  • Seismic arrays
  • Towed bodies

Defence

  • Minesweeping studies
  • Ship-to-ship replenishment
  • Dunking sonar modelling
  • Helicopter landing systems
  • Floating protection booms and nets

Renewable Energy

  • Wave power systems
  • Offshore wind farm installation
  • Wind turbine modelling
  • Power cable take-off
  • Floating wind turbines (with optional FAST coupling)

Miscellaneous

  • Seabed stability analysis
  • ROV footprint analysis
  • Sea fastening design
  • Aquaculture & marine security nets
  • Carousel and reel loading
  • Decommissioning and heavy lift
  • Floatover and mating

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