Tendon Leg Platform (TLP) tendons are a demanding application for mechanical connector’s requiring high strength, fatigue resistant and sealing.
The GMC Intermediate Tendon Connector (ITC) is a field proven, concentric thread, pin and box connector design that combines high strength and excellent fatigue resistant properties with reliable axial field make–up (using a combination of axial force and hydraulic annulus pressure.)
The weldable connector material permits high strength and fatigue resistant tendon joints to be prefabricated in an onshore based workshop and them assembled safely and quickly offshore into full tendon length’s typically 300 – 1,900m long.
Assembling tendons offshore with patented fatigue resistant connectors and 100% shop controlled welding guarantees the maximum level of tendon reliability and reduces offshore construction time.
Based on modern analysis techniques, GMC’s ITC design is highly optimised to reduce stress concentrations and improve performance over older designs in the marketplace.
GMC’s Intermediate Tendon Connector is guaranteed to beat the competition on performance, price, and delivery lead times.