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Technical note – Hydrodynamic Loading


This technical note reminds duty holders of the need to carry out a thorough engineering assessment of the ability of all parts of an offshore structure. This includes its appurtenances, platform services and associated hydrocarbon containing hardware to withstand metocean loads in excess of those normally considered in the original design or latest assessment. This technical note is relevant to the design and assessment of fixed and floating structures, and site specific assessment of mobile offshore units.

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