MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won contracts for its new lattice boom cranes (LBC) from Merkers Offshore, negotiated and procured through Marine Commerce in Singapore.
According to the company, four 20015-6045 LBC cranes will be installed on two offshore maintenance liftboats equipped with 80m jack-up legs, currently under construction at Jiangsu Dajin Heavy Industries in China. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
“We secured these orders as a result of MacGregor’s extensive offshore knowledge and our reputation for producing robust and reliable offshore equipment,” says Mattias Sundström, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor’s lattice boom cranes.
“MacGregor’s long-standing relationship with Marine Commerce was also an important factor.”
The company noted that the cranes are designed to meet the requirements of API-2C, which governs the design and construction of offshore pedestal mounted cranes installed on fixed or floating drilling rigs, and each crane will have a SWL of 200 tonnes at 15m outreach, or 60 tonnes at 45m.
Sundström added: “Regardless of performance requirements, offshore equipment must, above all, be rugged, safe and reliable, because the offshore industry goes about its business in some very challenging environments.”