The main objective of this report is to improve the integrity of the mooring systems on Floating Production Systems (FPSs). It is intended to be read and understood by non mooring specialists such as FPS Operational staff - so that the people who live and work on FPSs will be better able to become more involved in the vital task of looking after their own mooring systems. Meanwhile the included feedback on the actual performance of mooring systems in the field should assist designers and manufacturers to improve future mooring designs. Hence, the report attempts to identify gaps in the existing knowledge of mooring behaviour and components to provide a road map for future work. Appendix C includes a paper presented at the 2005 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) which represents a stand alone summary of the key points of the JIP.
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