FG International’s First Single Pole Lifter Installation

Monday, June 13, 2011
Photo courtesy FG International Holland BV

FG International Holland BV, the Dutch Special Lifting company, has recently applied a brand new construction called FG Single Pole Lifter.

Willtéco was awarded the high profile job to construct and exchange gearboxes on a jack-up platform in IJmuiden, The Netherlands. While the jack-up does have two sizeable deck cranes, both cranes cannot fully reach the enclosed area where the gearboxes are located.
 
As an alternative to putting a huge land based crane on the quayside, FG built, supplied and operated a flexible temporary (yellow) lifting construction called SPL50, designed around the specifics of the accessibility problem and the strong points of the platform.
 
In a combined effort of the jack-up owner, Willtéco and FG the initially planned 5 weeks job was actually completed within less than 3 weeks from the start; safe, smooth and fast.
 
The FG SPL50 can be applied on every type of jack-up or other construction where a limited footprint  and/or  insufficient existing crane capacity needs to be remedied.
 
Several jack-up drilling companies and classification societies have already shown a keen interest in the system as the aging worldwide jack-up fleet recognizes the good condition of the gearboxes in the jacking systems as a crucial factor in the overall personnel and rig safety offshore.
 
MTV recorded an exciting episode of their “MONEY MAKERS” show, featuring theFG technician in charge of operating the SPL50. On Saturday the 11th of June 2011, 18.15 hours, the show will be broadcasted for the first time, with several re-runs during the following week. In due time you can alternatively find the episode on the following website: www.mtv.nl/shows/
 
FG is proud to support the Metaal Unie of the Netherlands in this way to promote interesting jobs for youngsters in our vibrant industry.
Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

7 Rescued from Sinking Freighter Near Haiti

Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti, Friday.

Time-out for Kwanza Drilling

Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

China Building Island Big Enough for Airstrip

Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
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: 0.2586 sec (4 req/sec)