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 September 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Fortum Buys Stake in Wave Power Startup

Finland's top utility, state-controlled Fortum, on Monday said it has acquired a 14 percent stake in Finnish wave energy developer Wello. Wello has developed

RIMPAC Exercise Puts LCS Through Paces

It was the middle of May, and the littoral combat ship Independence was operating out of San Diego, testing components of the mine warfare mission package. The mission is one that,

Voith Schneider Propellers Drive Double-ended Ferry MS Frisia IV

Ferries operated by Norden-Frisia AG have been serving the East Frisian island of Norderney for many decades. Navigation in these coastal waters poses special

News

Fortum Buys Stake in Wave Power Startup

Finland's top utility, state-controlled Fortum, on Monday said it has acquired a 14 percent stake in Finnish wave energy developer Wello. Wello has developed

Gazprom Neft Starts Oil Production, Shipments from Iraqi Badra Field

Russia's Gazprom Neft said on Monday it started commercial production and shipments of oil produced at its Iraqi Badra oil field. Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of state gas company Gazprom ,

Statoil Says Normal Operations at In Amenas Gas Plant Resuming

Normal operations are resuming at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria 18 months after a raid by Islamist militants killed forty employees, one of the plant's operators, Statoil, said on Monday.

Marine Equipment

RIMPAC Exercise Puts LCS Through Paces

It was the middle of May, and the littoral combat ship Independence was operating out of San Diego, testing components of the mine warfare mission package. The mission is one that,

MARAD Shipbuilding Loan Guarantee

The launch of the Bravante IX, built in a U.S. shipyard, was from the investments made by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) just three years ago. The investment

Voith Schneider Propellers Drive Double-ended Ferry MS Frisia IV

Ferries operated by Norden-Frisia AG have been serving the East Frisian island of Norderney for many decades. Navigation in these coastal waters poses special

Barges

MN 100: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.

13980 Shell Belt Road Bayou La Batre, AL 36509 E-mail: trshort@horizonshipbuilding.com Website: www.horizonshipbuilding.com President and General Manager: Travis R.

US Rail Jams Force Rush to Roads and Rivers

U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low

ABS to Class Ultra Deepwater Offloading Unit

The Remora HiLoad DP BR unit design approved by ABS will have advanced capabilities for offloading operations in Brazil's Santos Basin. ABS, a provider of classification

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair 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: 0.1797 sec (6 req/sec)