Nanhai Shengli (NHSL) FPSO, which is serviced in the South China Sea, was dry-docking to upgrade its internal turret mooring system in the first half of 2018, and the mooring system was re-hooked up to the FPSO subsequently in July. The whole installation of the mooring system will last for more than a month. Based on the metocean data of the South China Sea and operation experience, the mooring system installation may encounter typhoon conditions. The NHSL mooring system consists a 10-legs catenary system. The installation sequence of anchor legs may affect the performance of the mooring system under different intensity typhoon conditions. Steps in the design process of anchor leg installation sequence are described in this paper. Based on the tension and offset derived from the time domain mooring analysis, an optimized installation sequence is obtained in order that the mooring system has a better ability to withstand typhoon conditions.

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