Evolution and New Source of Motivation

  • Gengshen Liu
  • Huajun Li
Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)


This chapter goes through the history of the floatover concept development and briefly summarizes the process of technology evolution. The success of the execution of floatover projects since its early invention is accompanied with continuous technology improvement. The HIDECK floatover started by using selected barges towed by tugs/OCVs. To handle the floatover installation of the ever enlarged platforms in open sea with long transportation journey, self-propelled HLVs and DP technology have been introduced to make the project execution more cost-effective. Catamaran floatover technology has also been seriously considered for the platform decommissioning. New vessel concepts stemmed from floatover technology such as the Pioneering Spirit, DISV, etc. show the efforts of making the floatover operations safer, faster, less hindered by environmental conditions and cost-effective have never been spared.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gengshen Liu
    • 1
  • Huajun Li
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EngineeringOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina
  2. 2.College of EngineeringOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina

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