Chain

Since 1978, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) has been making recommendations for equipment employed in the Bow Mooring of Conventional Tankers at Single Point Moorings.

In the past 18 years, Offspring has supplied over 80,000 tonnes of offshore grade mooring chain for projects around the world. OIL supplies a broad range of chain up to and including 187mm diameter in all offshore grades with full IACS Accreditation to suit both Single Point Mooring Chafe Chains to larger mooring projects including FPSO, FSO and CALM buoy moorings, and special offshore mooring requirements.

Strength and Depth in Manufacture and Supply

All OIL mooring chains are manufactured in the People’s Republic of China. We were the first team to recognise Chinese mooring chain quality and to introduce it to the world market.

We have developed a strong relationship with our manufacturing partners, Asian Star Anchor Chain, over twelve years of co-operation. Located in Jiangsu Province, Asian Star is adjacent to the Yangtze River giving easy access to the port of Shanghai by barge. Combining access to the world’s largest production capacity for offshore grade mooring chain and the ability to meet the most demanding technical requirements in the shortest possible time frame, this partnership gives OIL both strength and depth of supply.

Commitment to Quality at every Stage

QA/QC accredited to ISO 9001:2015, OIL works closely with our manufacturing partner to ensure chain quality meets the most rigorous project, classification and international standards. Asian Star also incorporates QA/QC systems accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and enjoys type approval from all the major classification societies.

Single Point Moorings

In the 4th edition (2007), the OCIMF recommended chafe chain grades have increased to R3 or R4 in accordance with the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) W22 rules. OIL supplies a full range of OCIMF compliant Chafe Chains, as well as customer bespoke assemblies configured to individual operator specifications.

• Chafe Chain A OCIMF 2007, 4th Edition – for use with full range of ship sizes
• Chafe Chain B OCIMF 2007, 4th Edition – for use with ships of 350,000 tonnes or less deadweight
• Chafe Chains A and B as per OCIMF 1993, 3rd Edition
• Weak links, Kenter shackles, Joining shackles, Delta plates etc.
• Topside SPM Bridle Assemblies.