HIDECK Floatover Technology

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


Floatover technology starts from HIDECK floatover. It is the most successful floatover method for inshore and offshore platform integration. HIDECK floatover was invented for installing heavy integrated topsides on the jackets of the fixed platforms without heavy lifting equipment. A single barge is used to transport the topsides to the installation site. The mating of the topsides and the jacket is accomplished by de-ballasting the barge. The method can also be applied to floaters such as TLP, semi-submersibles. HIDECK floatover method has been widely used for offshore open water topsides installation. It becomes the favored method for integration of platforms with heavy integrated topsides. In this chapter, the concept and the development of HIDECK are discussed in depth with the application examples. The successful accomplished projects presented convincingly show the advantages HIDECK floatover method in safety and cost effectiveness.


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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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