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Cargotec Singapore plant to deliver first offshore crane

Cargotec Singapore plant to deliver first offshore crane

Singapore: January 2010 will see Cargotec's recently modernised manufacturing, assembly and testing plant for offshore load handling solutions in Singapore deliver its first 150-tonne capacity MacGregor offshore active heave-compensated (AHC) knuckle-jib crane. This delivery will mark the start of a number of advanced offshore equipment projects scheduled for completion in the coming months.

The crane, which was manufactured on site, will be fully tested at the Cargotec Marine facility prior to delivery to a customer in Asia. Active heave-compensation technology is an essential function in offshore cranes and other equipment employed on vessels or floating offshore installations doing subsea work; Cargotec's Singapore facility is designed to be able to deliver 10 - 20 large MacGregor offshore active heave-compensated cranes per year.

The completely revamped factory is on a 200m-waterfront site and houses 26,000m2 of modern indoor and sheltered workshop space, equipped with overhead gantry cranes of up to 120-tonne capacity for the manufacture, assembly, testing, repair and service of offshore load handling equipment. This includes: advanced winch systems, such as offshore, towing and anchor-handling winches; mooring systems; and large AHC offshore cranes.

The facility also offers a total of 19,000m2 open yard area with four test foundations, which enable the testing of AHC cranes and other advanced load handling solutions. In addition, the site is equipped with a heavy-duty crawler crane and a transporter for loading and moving large pieces of machinery. A 53m x 15m barge provides additional mooring capacity for the repair and servicing of vessels.

Cargotec's other state-of-the-art centre for the design, manufacturing, testing and service of advanced offshore load-handling systems is located in Kristiansand, Norway.  [04/12/09]