Floatover Technology

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


Floatover technology appeared in 1970s together with the invention of the “integrated topsides”. This technology was initially aimed for the heavy topsides installation of the fixed platforms, but the first application of the floatover technology was on the steel GBS Maureen. The floatover operation can be performed at inshore sites as well as the offshore sties. Discussions in this chapter cover the floatover concept, the history of the technology development and the advantages of the floatover method comparing to the heavy lifting method. Development and evolution of floatover technology have never been stopped. Brief introduction of several main floatover techniques such as HIDECK, UNIDECK, catamaran floatover, etc. is made in this chapter and leave the detailed discussion in the following chapters.


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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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