Floating Systems

Floating Systems

World leader in floating system design. Intecsea provides a full suite of engineering project management and customer support capabilities for conversions and new-build floating production facilities.

Intecsea has more than 30 years’ of experience with all types of floating systems: TLPs, spars, monohulls and semi-submersibles. Key Intecsea technical staff are pioneers and industry leaders in their respective areas of expertise, with more than several hundred years of cumulative experience on various types of floating systems.

Our teams provide services across the whole of a project’s lifecycle, including concept selection, FEED, detailed design, installation support, operational and maintenance planning and support, and removal and relocation planning of floating systems of all types.

Intecsea is the world leader in Tension Leg Platform (TLP) designs with the most installed or sanctioned TLPs. The team has been instrumental in designing 16 of the 20 currently installed and sanctioned TLPs. The company has participated in major spar designs at record setting water depths and is the only engineering firm with execution experience in all floating production system types (TLP, spar, semi-submersible, MinDOC and monohull).


  • Pre-FEED and FEED engineering 
  • Naval architecture 
  • Hull structural detailed design 
  • Hull systems design 
  • Riser system design 
  • Deck structure design 
  • Tendon mooring system design 
  • Catenary mooring system design 
  • Project and construction management 
  • Tanker availability and survey 
  • Tanker conversion engineering
  • New-build FPSO/FSO engineering 
  • Tanker life extension engineering 
  • Design of marine terminals (SPM’s and CBM’s)
  • Turret definition