MacGregor, Fiber Rope Subsea Crane

Monday, January 12, 2009
250-tonne AHC subsea knuckle-jib crane under final test at MacGREGOR’s facility in Kristiansand, Norway.

Cargotec’s MacGregor has developed technology for handling lightweight fiber rope and is about to install the world’s first subsea crane to use fibre rope In January.

MacGregor is delivering the world’s first subsea knuckle-jib crane equipped with a system for fibre rope handling, which will be installed on the subsea vessel Havila Phoenix. The 250 tonne Hydramarine active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore crane is designed with a 250 tonne/3,000m single-line winch and is prepared for a 250 tonne single-line fibre rope. 

“MacGregor’s technology for handling lightweight fibre rope rather than traditional steel wire rope offers several advantages that will meet the ever-increasing demands of the offshore industry as operators move further into deeper and more remote territories,” said Øystein Bondevik, sales director in MacGrefor's Offshore division. “For example, due to the neutralisation of the weight of the fibre rope in the water, much heavier loads can be handled without strain to the crane at unlimited depths. Consequently, overall safety is improved due to the lighter equipment, which can still carry out heavy work operations.”

“The new generation of MacGregor Hydramarine subsea technology with operational capacity of up to 600 tonnes at depths down to 10,000m ensures indispensable precision, efficiency and safety in extreme conditions during year-around operations,” Bondevik said.

(www.macgregor-group.com)

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Shell CEO: US Should Export Oil, Embrace Global Markets

The head of energy company Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that U.S. policymakers should lift the crude oil export ban because allowing the shipments would make global energy system more stable.

SUNY Maritime Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Taking full advantage of one of the summer’s hottest days, twelve administrators and staff at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College today took the Ice Bucket Challenge,

Fraunhofer Researchers Improve Underwater Images

Videos and images of the submarine world are important for the maritime industry. Researchers from Fraunhofer IGD will show how underwater images can be improved

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2012 sec (5 req/sec)