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Offshore Footless Loading Arm (OLAF)
The Offshore Footless Loading Arm (OLAF) has been specifically developed for LNG transfer between FLNG and conventional LNG Carrier, in side by side moored arrangement, located far from the coast in offshore conditions. The OLAF design is able to accommodate the large elevations difference between FLNG deck, where it is based, and LNG Carrier piping connection at lower level, without overloads. OLAF covers one hundred percent ( 100 % ) of side by side operability in harsh environmental conditions, thanks to its concept, its targeting system for connection assistance and Constant Position Monitoring System, SIL3, to manage the emergency disconnection.