Powerful winds, corrosive seawater, and unpredictable wave actions are among the relentless forces of nature that place immense stress on offshore structures every day. Structural reinforcement solution plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the safety and integrity of offshore installations, while also prolonging their operational lifespan in challenging offshore environments.

Introduction to Sandwich Plate System Technology

Sandwich Plate System (SPS) technology is an advanced composite material solution comprising two metal plates that sandwich a specialised elastomer core material developed by BASF.

Its unique construction results in a lightweight robust component capable of withstanding impact loads and fatigue. SPS distributes loads evenly throughout the structure, thereby mitigating stress concentrations and enhancing overall strength. The inclusion of the specialised core material further bolsters the structure, providing additional support and stiffness.

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Applications of Sandwich Plate System Technology in Offshore Industry

Deck reinstatement

By utilising new top plates bonded with elastomer core to damaged or corroded deck sections, it results in a reinforced and strengthened deck that exhibits enhanced durability and reliability.

Tank top reinstatement

When it comes to repairing or replacing damaged or corroded tank tops, SPS is a suitable solution. Metal plates are bonded to the existing structure, imparting additional strength and stability to the tank top, thereby ensuring its structural integrity.

Structural Reinforcement of Floating Structures

Floating structures such as FPSOs are frequently subjected to high loads and dynamic forces, making them ideal candidates for SPS structural reinforcement solution. By incorporating SPS technology, you can enhance their overall structural robustness and operational performance.

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Benefits of Sandwich Plate System Technology for Structural Reinforcement

Sandwich Plate System (SPS) technology has proven invaluable for offshore repairs and deck reinstatement due to its ability to be installed quickly and easily without the need for hotwork procedures like welding and cutting.

With over 600 projects encompassing 300,000 meters of marine and offshore applications, Sandwich Plate System has established its reliability. SPS technology is a recognised and accepted solution in the offshore industry, having received approval from all major IACS members.

Durability and Fatigue Resistance

The SPS composite material is designed to withstand seawater, extreme temperatures, and other environmental challenges, ensuring long-term performance and reliability.

Ease of Installation

With its quick and straightforward installation process, downtime is minimised. Compared to traditional methods that often involve hotwork like welding and cutting, SPS installation is more efficient and can be completed in a shorter time frame.

Customisation and Flexibility in Design

The composite material can be tailored to meet specific application requirements, including variations in thickness, size, and shape. This adaptability allows for optimised structural reinforcement solutions that precisely match the structural needs of offshore installations.


SPS’s durability and reduced maintenance requirements translate into long-term cost savings. Additionally, the efficient installation process reduces labour and associated expenses.

Structural Reinforcement Made Quick and Cost-Effective Reinforcement

At MOG Technologies, we offer cutting-edge cold work solutions for the marine and offshore industry. Our goal is to be Asia’s leading provider of structural integrity solutions, with a focus on cost-effectiveness, safety, and quality.

SPS boasts remarkable efficiency, significantly reducing labour requirements by up to 90% and utilising 56% less steel compared to the crop and renew technique. Moreover, it delivers remarkable cost savings of up to 11 times and is three times faster than traditional methods. These factors make SPS a compelling choice for marine and offshore applications.

Avoid disrupting your operations with hotworks and lengthy time in dry dock. Talk to us about how you can adopt SPS technology for your structural reinforcement solution!