Motive Engineering completed the design and construction of a Carousel Loading Tower for valued client Swan Hunter.

This project involved a complete custom design of a modular unit to ensure onsite assembly was possible and also that the Loading Tower could be picked up in a single lift.

The first of its kind designed and fabricated by Motive, the Loading Tower was built to meet specific client requirements under a challenging fast-track design and fabrication schedule, and included:

  • New-build 10Te Tensioner
  • Under Bender Chute
  • Height Extension Sections
  • Capability of handling flexible products up to 550mm outer diameter
Loading Tower and Carousel

This ambitious project resulted in a cost-effective solution for operation in both offshore wind and offshore oil & gas markets.

During 2017 the Loading Tower was part of a flexlay spread deployed in Ghana and was operated by Motive technicians for a flexible riser and flowline installation aboard the Lewek Constellation vessel for the ENI OCTP Development Project.

The equipment delivered a reliable and robust solution for our client, receiving very positive operational and client feedback.

“In co-operation with Swan Hunter, Motive Offshore designed, fabricated and operated key items of Swan Hunter equipment including; 15Te Horizontal Tensioner, 10Te Vertical Tensioner, 450Te Reel Drive System and the 5000Te Carousel Loading Tower. All items delivered have been robustly built to a high quality specification. As required, the Motive team has worked flexibly to achieve demanding delivery schedules. On site, Motive personnel have been diligent and professional when operating equipment to safely deliver the project.”

John Young, Project Engineer, Swan Hunter (NE) Limited
Loading Tower Manufacture
Loading Tower Manufacture
Swan Hunter Loading Tower
Swan Hunter Loading Tower
Carousel And Loading Tower
Carousel And Loading Tower