Mammoet to Debut Ballast System at OTC

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Image courtesy Mammoet

Mammoet, a global company in Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport, announced that it will introduce its new Versatile Ballast System during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

As Mammoet points out, the installation of offshore platforms by float-over-method can be time consuming and costly. Now, Mammoet introduces an improved ballast system that simplifies and combines ballasting for load-out and float-over operations: the Mammoet Versatile Ballast System, a fully modularized system that is easily installed and fits any barge without the need for modifications. The system utilizes one equipment setup that is able to perform both ballasting operations, shortening the period for installation and decommissioning of the system on the barge, ultimately saving on barge rental time, Mammoet said. Depending on other float-over preparations, it can also accelerate the installation time to get the platform in production up to one week earlier.

According to the manufacturer, the Versatile Ballast System eliminates the need to convert the ballast system after load-out. This time-saving can speed up the platform production date by up to one week (depending on other float-over preparations). It can be installed within two weeks, using a minimum of equipment, manpower and space. The main part of the installation can be performed on the quayside. This can save up to five weeks of barge rental time, but the actual time-savings differ per project and depend on other preparatory activities that need to take place on the barge. Decommissioning of the system is also faster; adding a further two – three weeks of time-savings, compared to the conventional approach.

The Versatile Ballast System has been designed with efficiency and safety in mind, its manufacturer said. The system is modular, fully containerized and contains standard elements, simplifying transportation and reducing installation time. Additionally, the system is operated and monitored from a central control system by skilled Mammoet specialists.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

China Passes New Pollution Law, Will Cap Coal Consumption

Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grant the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption,

Marad Celebrates Deployment of Maritime Fuel Cell Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today celebrated the launch of field trials for the first prototype hydrogen fuel cell

Gazprom, OMV Meet on Establishing Nord Stream JV

At a Meeting held at the Gazprom headquarters between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV,

Marine Equipment

MN 100: ContainerTug B.V.

The Company: ContainerTug B.V. is a specialized Dutch naval design engineering and construction company with a strong focus on developing workboats and the evaluation

Exhaust Gas Scrubber Guide Updated

An updated version of the “Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Selection Guide” is now available, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today.   Developed

NASSCO Invests in Facilities, Equipment and People

General Dynamics NASSCO has invested several hundred million in capital projects as part of its efforts to increase efficiencies via  modular shipbuilding, including:

Barges

MN 100: Bouchard Transportation

The Company: Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York.

ASL Shipyard Secures S$140mln Build Contracts

ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., has secured new shipbuilding contracts worth approximately S$140 million for the construction

The Maritime Person of the Year

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s annual salute to ‘the person of the year’ this year spotlights McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. and its leadership team.

Ballast Water Treatment

Ballast Water Tech Business Gearing for a Surge in ‘16

While the trek to see the ballast water technology market ‘really take off’ has stretched more than a decade longer than he anticipated, Ecochlor’s president Tom

Ballast Water Treatment Modular and Just in Time

A pair of market entries — one a business of powerful Japanese technology players, the other a newbie with some pedigree — reveal how bold, modular design could pay dividends in a competitive market.

Ballast Water Treatment: Are You on Course for Compliance?

Joined up thinking from two marine technology suppliers addresses impending legislation for Ballast Water Treatment and offers a practical solution for monitoring

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.3326 sec (3 req/sec)