About Offspring International Limited
Offspring International (OIL) specialises in equipment for mooring, offloading and control systems to optimise terminal operations both offshore and quayside. We offer a fully integrated supply of equipment for SPM and CBM buoy mooring, hoses, breakaway couplings, PLEM autonomous shutdown valve technology, together with a comprehensive terminal monitoring and management system. Using experience and expertise gained over 25 years, OIL is able to support other mooring applications including renewables,
chain ferries, port operations, aquaculture etc.
Offspring International is a dedicated team of mooring professionals, bringing together over 150 years combined experience in the design, supply and deployment of offshore mooring systems. We are an active member of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), contributing our knowledge and experience to Single Point Mooring best practice.
OIL supplies a range of SPM and tandem offtake mooring systems following the OCIMF 2007 “Recommendations for Equipment Employed in the Bow Mooring of Conventional Tankers at Single Point Moorings”, including single or dual hawser configuration, single leg-type mooring hawser and grommet-type mooring hawser manufactured and supplied in strict accordance with the OCIMF 2000 ‘Guidelines for the Purchasing and Testing of SPM Hawsers’.
All OIL SPM systems and products offer outstanding operational performance, reliability and safety, and include chafe chains, mooring hawsers, pick-up and messenger ropes, support buoys, shackles, associated fittings and load-monitoring equipment.
OIL is also the exclusive worldwide agent for Lankhorst Euronete Portugal and Paladon Systems, as well as, international agent for MIB Italiana’s MIBreak marine breakaway couplings and Techflow Marine’s Quay Reel. Offspring International also offers Offshore Ops’ Integrated Terminal Management System.
Lankhorst Euronete Portugal
The Lankhorst Euronete Portugal rope production facility for deepwater mooring ropes and single point mooring (SPM) hawsers is a purpose built factory at Viana do Castello, on the coast about 80 km north of Porto, Portugal.
The factory covers some 3,600m² production facilities together with 2,400m² storage area. In addition to rope production machinery, the factory includes a large SPM make-up and storage area reflecting the factory’s increased SPM production capacity.
Modern production and testing equipment permits all the following activities to be undertaken in-house:
• Length Measurement System (LMS) under tension <20 tonnes
• Length marking under tension in 75 m increments
• Axial (anti-twist) line marking
• Full scale proto-type testing
• Break strength testing <1200 tonnes
• Tension-tension fatigue testing
• Stiffness and elongation testing
• Simulation of installation and “What If” scenarios.
MIB Italiana’s MIBreak breakaway couplings are designed to minimise the effect of tanker breakout and internal pressure surge events. Its next-generation rapid response, petal valve design minimises oil spills, yet is easy to reset on-site, reducing terminal downtime following an incident.
Offspring International is also the primary agent for Techflow Marine’s Quay Reel flexible loading and unloading system.The Quay Reel system offers significant improvements over conventional port and terminal fluid transfer systems resulting in reduced loading times, reduced demurrage, smaller footprint, and increased safety and reliability.
With Paladon Systems, a subsea valve actuator and control system specialist, OIL provides PLEM control systems for CALM Buoys, CBM’s and FPSO’s including the Autonomous Shutdown Valve (ASV). The innovative ASV utilises pipeline pressure to provide the energy to operate the subsea valves.
In keeping with tanker loading Best Practice, Offspring International, working in partnership with Offshore Ops, offers industry leading software and technologies for better managing mooring and offloading operations. The compact modular system offers a range of terminal management, environmental and equipment monitoring devices, seamlessly integrated into a single, secure software package.
In addition, the software enables improved efficiency in terminal management by allowing comprehensive monitoring and control over consignment scheduling, asset management and policy and procedural adherence.
Commitment to Quality
Consistent with its commitment to offer fit-for-purpose, mooring systems, OIL is compliant with ISO 9001-2015 and other industry related quality management systems, all relevant safety and environmental standards. Our ISO 9001-2015 certificate can be downloaded here. In addition, all equipment supplied by OIL is approved by the leading classification societies and supplied with the appropriate certification.
Enhance Mooring & Offloading Operations with OIL at SLOM 2018
OIL has co-authored three papers for the conference with Offspring’s Dave Rowley present
CEPSA extends Quay Reel offloading facility
Cepsa has ordered an extension to its Quay Reel terminal loading and unloading facility at
Offspring International signs International agent agreement with Manuli Hydraulics’ Oil & Marine Division
Under the agreement, Offspring will offer Manuli single and double carcass floating marine
Offspring International expands mooring chain capability
Offspring International has extended its range of chain to offer larger offshore grade cha