For 20 years the world’s foremost innovator in offshore mooring inspection and integrity engineering


    Providing critical technical services in support of safe, productive and profitable offshore operations


    Cost savings through progressive inspection and applied integrity engineering


    Optimised performance through active integrity management


    Detailed engineering to assess the remaining life in aging mooring systems


We develop and deliver inspection technologies and engineering expertise that provide the insights and understanding needed to mitigate risk, forestall failure, and manage the ongoing integrity of offshore operations.



The deployment of visual and magnetic technologies to assess the condition of moorings and other subsea facilities.


Deployment of specialised inspection systems to quantify degradation and damage to components.


A risk-based engineering process to determine the current physical condition and the residual capacity of offshore mooring systems.



Our Semi-Autonomous Mooring Inspection Robot [SAMIR] is a non-intrusive way to inspect vast lengths of wire and fibre moorings without the risk of damaging the lines themselves.



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Technology Testing Update: SAMIR Successfully Swims

Mechanical systems tests were re-verified, in-water tests were performed without a hitch, and data was produced as expected; without exception, this day of testing was a very positive and crucial step in preparing this revolutionary technology for commercial use. We are excited to prove the system in the upcoming months and showcase the full offshore inspection capability of SAMIR.
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Mooring Integrity in China

There is lots of talk and chatter in the wind on the struggling state of the Chinese economy, and although 2015 hasn’t been a banner year, attendance and interest at the China International Offshore Technology Conference (CIOTC) in Beijing certainly indicates that the Chinese offshore sector alive and thriving.

2015 Welaptega Bluenose Squash Classic

The 2015 Welaptega Bluenose Squash Classic was held from October 20th- October 25th at the Homburg Centre located on Saint Mary’s University Campus, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The highly competitive racquet event has been held in Halifax for 10 years and, even though Welaptega has always supported the event, we are very proud and excited to have had the opportunity to be the title sponsor for this year.
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Chain Measurement Methods: Pros and Cons

Chain wears, corrodes, and degrades. It is designed to deteriorate and intended to have an end of service life. But how do we track this? What methods are out there and what are the pros and cons of each? Understanding the current condition and deterioration rate of the entire mooring system is vital for cost-effective and safe operation of any floating asset - today we look at five different methods for measuring and inspecting one of the most common components of a mooring system, chain.
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Welaptega to attend the Global FPSO Forum

Welaptega is preparing to head to Texas next week for the 5th annual Global FPSO conference in Galveston. James Kesten (Welaptega’s Business Development Manager for North and South America and Offshore Engineer) will be speaking on the topic of Mooring Integrity and Mooring Design. The Forum aims to bring together industry experts from around the globe with real-world FPSO experience.

Here's to you, Mr. Robinson (A peek into the life of a co-op student at Welaptega)

Participating in the co-op program is something we take great pride in here at Welaptega because it allows us to play an important role in the education of our future engineers. Co-op programs build a strong relationship between the university and the employer and is mutually beneficial: eager co-op students can have a very positive effect on productivity and office moral and the universities are kept up-to-date on industries standards. With this Q&A, you’ll get a sneak peek into the world of Welaptega as seen through the eyes of the young, bright, and upbeat co-op student, Nathan Robinson.
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Mooring Failure Monitoring

Questions to FPSO Operators: How would you know if you had a mooring failure? How confident are you that you are presently operating with all lines intact? For FPSOs with external turrets or spread mooring system, you’re probably pretty confident in your ability and time frame for detecting a failed line whether it be an in-air load cell or visual check of line angles.
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The W-Team

In 2015 a crack inspection unit was sent offshore by their company for a complex subsea mooring inspection. These men promptly departed Canada to the Gulf of Thailand and onwards to the open seas off the southern Malaysian coast. Today, highly sought by operators across the globe, they survive as subsea inspectors extraordinaire. If you need a mooring inspection, if no one else can help, and if you contact them, maybe you can hire the W-Team.