Signet Expands with New 150-Ton Crawler Crane

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Signet's Link Belt Model 238 HSL crawler crane

Signet Shipbuilding & Repair, (SS&R) a division of Signet Maritime Corporation announced the purchase and operation commencement of its newest heavy lift crane for new construction and repair. The 150-ton crawler crane will be utilized for hauling small vessels and barges from the water and loading/offloading marine equipment while vessels are dockside.

Signet Shipbuilding & Repair specializes in new construction, repair, maintenance and refurbishment of tugs, workboats and barges. With the recently awarded new vessel construction and repair projects, the crane will increase productivity and safety in the yard’s day-to-day operations. In addition to vessel movement, the crane will enable the shipyard to fabricate several large modules simultaneously, thus making assembly of the units more efficient and cost-effective.

The Link Belt Model 238 HSL crawler crane has a main boom length of 110 feet; a 30 foot fixed jib range, and a maximum tip height of 140 feet. SS&R is a full service shipyard with covered fabrication, electrical, carpentry, and machine shops. They have the capacity to dry dock up to nine vessels and are available for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The shipyard operates a 600-ton Marine Travelift fully capable of dry docking and performing underwater repair. The addition of the highly functioning crane supports Signet’s ongoing commitment to the highest safety standards while maintaining operational competitiveness and quality vessel construction. Signet Shipbuilding & Repair is expanding and adding capabilities to their shipyard facilities to better serve the towing and marine transportation industry in the Gulf Coast area from Texas to Florida.

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