An offshore loading system providing dynamic positioning (DP) capabilities for tankers of opportunity. The HiLoad DP is a new generation generic offloading system combined with a flexible commercial model. The market’s most renowned technology, components and safety features have been put together in a vessel with unique functionality.
The HiLoad DP is a cost effective, flexible and safe solution for offshore loading onto any conventional tanker (tankers of opportunity). The HiLoad DP unit can connect to any type of tanker and keep it at a safe distance from the production unit during the loading operation, with no special requirements or equipment needed for the tankers.
The HiLoad DP is fully self-provided with diesel engines and can easily be relocated. It is equipped with a DP 2+ compliant positioning system, and can operate the tanker during offloading without any assistance from other vessels such as tug boats and anchor handling vessels.
The HiLoad DP vessel is classified by the DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and has received a new class notation: +1A1 R Mobile Offshore Support Unit DYNPOS-AUTR. In addition to a fully redundant DP 2+ system, the HiLoad DP offers additional safety to loading operations in the form of quick disconnect options from the loading tanker as well as from the loading hose between the field installation and the HiLoad vessel.
The onboard crew comprises of three people: Two DP operators and one marine engineer. The DP operators have visual contact with all critical areas of the operation at any given time, providing additional safety to a technically fully redundant system. HiLoad DP offers a safe, reliable, efficient and flexible solution for offshore loading, particularly for deep water developments.