Palfinger Dreggen to Rebuild BOP Cranes for Statoil

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 9, 2016

Statoil rig, Gullfaks field. (Copyright: Statoil AS, Photo by Oyvind Hagen)

Statoil rig, Gullfaks field. (Copyright: Statoil AS, Photo by Oyvind Hagen)

Statoil has awarded Palfinger Dreggen a contract for the complete rebuild and upgrade of six blowout preventer (BOP) cranes for the Gullfaks field in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea.

Each of the BOP cranes to be delivered from Palfinger Dreggen will have the capacity to lift 2 x 20 tons. In addition, the cranes are equipped with an auxiliary hoist with SWL 5 tons for smaller lifts. The delivery includes complete new trolleys with hoisting machineries, new modern control systems for the cranes and radio remote systems to make the operation of the cranes easy and flexible.

Engineering, project management and procurement will mainly be performed in Bergen and the production will take place at Palfinger Dreggen’s own factory in Poland

The installation and commissioning of the cranes will start end of 2016 and continue until summer 2017.

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