MTR100 '13: Rapp Hydema NW LLC

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Rapp Hydema, founded in 1907, is a leader in the design,  production and supply of deck machinery. Rapp Hydema has, within the last three years, won five major research contracts.  Each includes complete outfittings of winches for new government research vessels with a variety of state-of-the-art winches, plus launch-and-recovery systems (LARS) and sophisticated winch control and powering devices.  South Africa, Australia, Namibia and the U.S. are represented among the customers here.  The largest-scale deck machinery package for a research vessel ever recorded—for Australia’s CSIRO vessel—was one of the five.  This package includes no less than 180 tons of deck machinery.  
Apart from multimillion-dollar research vessel contracts involving provision of varied deck machinery, Rapp also won a key ROV winch contract with UNOLS member Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in 2012.  This winch, with Active Heave Compensation (AHC) and other technological advances, will be sea trialed soon. 
Rapp Hydema has grown substantially recently as a result of these activities.  Rapp, providing integrator services as a Single-System Vendor (SSV) in recent years, purchased Seattle-based Hydra Pro, a manufacturer of cranes and A-frames, in 2011.  Hydra Pro’s  production facility, which is ISO 9001: 2008 certified, marks a sharp upgrade for Rapp’s  U.S-based manufacturing footprint.  Rapp also purchased a nearby property with a 3200-sq. ft. warehouse.  Present plans for further expansion include likely acquisition of  a Kodiak, AK, service center.
 

4433 27th Avenue W., Seattle, WA  98199
Tel: (206) 286-8162
Email: sales@rappus.com
www.rappmarine.com

(As published in the July/August 2013 edition of Marine Technologies - www.seadiscovery.com)

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