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The MONOBUOY company was set up in 1998 to provide multi-disciplined engineering, project management and construction services to oil and gas companies throughout the world.
Our staff has accumulated well over 50 years experience in the fields of offshore offloading terminals.
We design, build and install CALM Buoys, FSO's and FPSO's.
We also overhaul CALM buoys and often have used refurbished buoys for sale.
In addition we support terminal operators by supplying spare parts, engineering and consultancy services.
The two buoys have been completed and are awaiting their onward transportation by heavy lift vessel to Libya. The buoy design and
subsequent fabrication were followed by ABS who have now issued their final design review letter and survey report.
delivery of these two buoys to the exacting standards set by ABS marks a major milestone for Monobuoy. We will now take this experience
and continue discussions with our growing list of potential clients that are looking for more cost effective options for their CALM
Itís a tough time with oil prices around the 50 dollar mark and we can offer proven, innovative and cost effective
solutions backed by our demonstrable ability to meet the standards set by international Class Societies.
25 July 2015 WAHA Buoys Completed
Monobuoy has completed the first phase of its EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction
and Installation) contract for the supply of two newbuild CALM Buoys for Libyan WAHA Oil Company.
18 September 2015 Chainstoppers PDO project
Prior to taking delivery of the 3" and 4" cast chain stopper assemblies
trial fits were performed
30 September 2015 FSO 5 project
Monobuoy have completed the upgrade and overhaul of the turret on FSO Vietsovpetro
02, including modifications to the chainstoppers and self-installation system while the FSO was located on a temporary mooring
in Vung Tau Bay, Vietnam.
Additionally we performed upgrades to the DCS Process Control and Fire and Gas systems.
The FSO was reinstalled
in the field late September using the installation procedures developed by Monobuoy
10 November 2015 CALM Buoy page update
We have updated our CALM Buoy page. Follow the link below for more information and
to to download the project reference sheet of our new build buoys:
11 November 2015 DNV Design Approval
Monobuoy has received the DNV conformity certificate for our latest CALM Buoy
design. It confirms our design is good for 25 year design life in water without drydocking. See our downloads page to view
7 December 2015
7th December 2015 the first successful loading was performed by PDO
17 November 2015
17 November our 3 buoys for PDO Oman, have been successfully delivered and one has been installed
and is now in operation
11 February 2016
11 th February, 2016 Oman, Muscat
The Monobuoy Company has been given an award by Petroleum
Development Oman for the successful completion of its order to design, fabricate and deliver 3 CALM Buoys to its Mina Al Fahal
Oil Export terminal. We are very proud to receive this award which recognizes our timely execution of this project. PDO has
only given this prestigious award to one other contractor in the last 3 years.
24 February 2016
The Managing director of The Monobuoy Company Ltd Brian Stephenson presenting an
award to Doug Benson representing Fabtech International for our appreciation of their excellent services,
in the building of our five new Buoys all of which were delivered in 2015.
20 April 2016
In December 2015 Monobuoy received a project from GALP Energia to overhaul their
CALM Buoy at Leixoes, Portugal.
We have now started an offshore work to disconnect the buoy
2 - 5 May 2016
Houston, TX, USA
Monobuoy exhibited at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.
21 June 2016
Monobuoy successfully completes the Overhaul and Upgrade of the Leixoes CALM Buoy Terminal
for GALP Energia in Portugal.
3 - 5 October 2016
Mexico City, Mexico
Monobuoy took part in XII Jornada (SLOM) in Mexico city, where our technical director
Mr. D. Collard presented a technical paper on the subject of "Premature Failure of Slewing Bearing used in CALM Buoys".
7 - 10 November 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Monobuoy took part in Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference during
7 - 10 November at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.
3 - 5th October 2018, SLOM XIV Jornada,
Swissotel Quito, Ecuador
1 June 2017
Monobuoy moved to a new location in a purpose-build office in the center of Monte-Carlo.
1 rue de Genets, Le Millefiori
Our phone numbers remain the same.
12 June 2017
At the end of March 2017 Monobuoy has been awarded a contract from Indian Oil Corporation
Ltd to provide the replacement 12 metre diameter turntable CALM Buoy for their Vadinar Terminal. This buoy is designed to be operated
for 30 years without the need for dry-docking. It will incorporate an extensive telemetry package. We are pleased to have secured
the confidence of yet another major oil Company and we look forward to delivering this buoy early next year.
5 July 2017
In April 2017 we were awarded the contract by Shell Oman Marketing Company to design, fabricate
and install a 12 meter CALM buoy. This is the fourth buoy that Monobuoy supplied worldwide that will have a Thermal Aluminium Sprayed
(TSA) anti-corrosion coating. The buoy will come with full Telemetry equipment package and improved design of the chainstoppers. Delivery
and installation of the buoy will take 9 months.
1 August 2017
Monobuoy was awarded the fabrication of a new build CALM Buoy (Turret type) to replace the
existing system for a refinery at the Bay of Fundy in Canada
3-5 October 2017
Monobuoy took part in XIII Jornada organised by SLOM.
Mr. Couture presented a technical paper on the subject "Tanker Yawing at Monobuoys and Suggested Pull-back Tug Operations"
20 October 2017
Monobuoy completed the installation of the 2 CALM Buoys for WAHA Oil, Libya which were delivered
to the client in 2015
7 December 2017
CALM Buoy for Shell Oman Marketing Company completed in under 8 months from contract award. Buoy now ready
for heavy lift transport and installation.
15 December 2017
12 m CALM Buoy for sale with 3 path product swivel,
8 chainstoppers and with the loading capacity of 250,000
t (built 1974)
Turntable Buoy designed by Single Buoy Mooring of Monaco. Decommissioning planned for Jan 2018.
information on the CALM buoy follow the link to our Product Page
20 January 2018
The installation of a 12 m CALM Buoy for Shell Oman Marketing was completed on 20th January 2018.
has been awarded Certificate of Recognition for the successful completion and delivery of the SPM.
12 March 2018
The fabrication of the 12 m CALM Buoy for IOCL completed and its offloading was successfully performed
at the end of February.
The installation of the Buoy is in progress offshore Vadinar in the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat, India
11 June 2018
The fabrication of the Turret Type Buoy is in its final construction stage and planned for completion
beginning of August.
20 June 2018
The installation of the turret on the hull is completed and the rotation test is done.
18 July 2018
Latest photo of the Turret Type Buoy in the Construction Yard.
1 July 2018
Please note our United Kingdom Office address has changed. The new address is:
50-54 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe,
England, DN15 7PQ
15 August 2018
The Turret Type Buoy has been loaded out on a heavy lift vessel in Dubai.
10 September 2018
The Turret Type Buoy has arrived at destination in Canada and has been offloaded.
3-5 October 2018
Monobuoy took part in XIV Jornada organised by SLOM.
Mr. Sandeman presented a technical paper on the subject "A fully-loaded CALM Buoy' our new Turret buoy project recently delivered
to the client.