Offloading hoses/flexible pipes are used to transfer compressed natural gas (CNG) from an intermediate floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) to CNG vessel (GASVESSEL). The floating hoses are subjected to environmental loads that are mainly waves, current, and vessel motions from both the FSO and the CNG vessel.
Preliminary design of loading/unloading system and dynamic positioning system has been performed. Dynamic analysis of the loading/offloading hose and positioning analysis of the FSO and CNG vessel have been carried out numerically in this study.
It is verified that the designed loading/unloading system and positioning system of the two vessels (FSO and CNG vessel) are able to operate safely under the sea-state Hs = 6 m within the defined ESD1 zone.