SNAMES Technical Talk - Mooreast MA7 Anchor: Development process of a new Anchor for the Offshore Mooring Industry
The Technical Talk titled 'Mooreast MA7 Anchor: Development process of a new Anchor for the Offshore Mooring Industry' delivered by Mr Roderick Ruinen, Technical Director, Mooreast Asia Pte Ltd was organized by SNAMES on 24th November 2015. The talk related to the development of a new drag anchor design with wider application and more flexibility compared to current anchor designs. Mr Ruinen covered the history of anchor design and gave a brief overview of the anchor design process. This was followed by a review of current anchor designs and patents, which set the requirements for the new design: good holding power in hard soil, high holding capacity, suitability for different types of moorings and simple fabrication process. He took the audience through the design and testing process of the new anchor (MA7) and presented the test results. The new anchor is undergoing review and awaiting documentation and approval. We would like to thank Mr Ruinen for this informative talk, and hope that it was a useful session for the participants.
PS: Mr Ruinen has shared some content from his talk. This can be downloaded from the link below.