Delmar developed the methodology for the installation of suction anchors in ultra-deepwater. As water depth limitations prevented the use of traditional steel wire/ chain systems, synthetic moorings were used as the next generation of ultra-deepwater mooring components. Delmar's proprietary installation methodology and the Delmar Subsea Connector (DSC) provides for installation and retrieval of synthetic mooring lines with lightly loaded conditions. By reducing loads on the synthetic line during handling on anchor handling vessel winch drums, the most sensitive area of concern for synthetic line damage is virtually eliminated.

Synthetic mooring components (polyester) can be used repeatedly with minimal wear. Careful planning of deployment and recovery operations ensures maximize life. The increased cost of synthetic rope can be offset by increased service life beyond what traditional steel wire rope systems can offer.

Delmar has been able to introduce synthetic moorings as a means of problem solving on what is considered more shallow water —conventional mooring projects. Crowded seafloor conditions, pipeline avoidance, and mooring pattern interference with adjacent rigs present challenges where synthetics have played a major role. These applications have been used to reduce the risk of steel mooring components suspended over pipelines or subsea equipment and also reduce the scope of mooring lines in order to facilitate close proximity mooring to other structures. Delmar maintains a rental inventory of polyester mooring components complete with connection hardware for use in these challenging mooring assignments.