This paper presents a new ocean platform concept, the fully constrained platform (FCP). In a nut-shell, FCP is a fixed-in-place deepwater platform concept, which has the least amount of motion in harsh environment, compared to all other deepwater platforms currently in use. For an intermediate water depth, from 100 to 1,000 ft, the FCP concept could be competitive to existing designs. FCP is the core technology for a new class of marine structures, and has the potential to be used anywhere in world’s ocean for any purpose, which requires a support structure with minimum motions.
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