ShoreTension on Barrow Island – Chevron Australia – Gorgon project

Already more than year ago, it was identified that the Silja Europa would require additional mooring capability, than she initially was able to provide with her traditional marine mooring system. The Silja Europa would likely experience extreme weather conditions during the life of the project at Barrow Island. In light of the extreme weather conditions, which are known to occur on location up at Barrow Island on the North Western Coast of Australia, the traditional vessels mooring system would require modifications to enhance her capability. For that reason 6 ShoreTension units where shipped in August 2014 to Finland and installed on board of the cruise vessel. The Silja Europa serves as a floating accommodation for 1200 workers (of the 8000) which work on and around the Chevron Gorgon project at Barrow Island.