Rocksteady V is a variant of SRP’s field proven Rocksteady® subsea mooring connector designed specifically for hull or pile mounting and pull through operations, with sufficient pass-through diameter for a marker buoy and rope accessories and facility for wet-mate electrical connections.
Rocksteady V aligns the pull-in head and then automatically latches with capture angles up to 180° in azimuth and 15° offset from vertical. Lock is achieved hydraulically or electrically, and the connector can be disconnected with tension in the mooring system, enabling rapid disconnection.
The connector lock isolates mooring motions from the wet-mate connectors, which are mounted on a compliant stab plate and aligned vertically or horizontally with further fine alignment available. Rocksteady V has high bending capacity, which greatly simplifies pull-in and alignment operations, enabling catenary mooring systems to be pulled in vertically and orient to the anchor naturally.