SMST, a specialist in design and construction of offshore equipment, has been awarded a contract for the delivery of two additional 100t Knuckle Boom Cranes for Maersk Supply Service’s four Subsea Support Vessels (SSVs), being built by COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard.
SMST announced in a press release on Tuesday that the order is a sequel to two previously ordered SMST Knuckle Boom Cranes via main contractor Huisman.
Huisman secured the contract for the delivery of four 400t Hybrid Boom Cranes and two SMST Knuckle Boom Cranes on board the SSVs in December 2014.
The two cranes with Active Heave Compensation will be installed on Maersk’s Subsea Support Vessels 3 and 4 which are, according to SMST, scheduled for delivery in 1Q and 2Q 2017. The vessels are of a Marin Teknikk MT 6027 design.
SMST stated that the cranes are designed for a large range of deck, offshore and subsea operations up to 3000m water depth.
The AHC Knuckle Boom Crane is part of a wide range of SMST offshore cranes up to 150t. The cranes can be outfitted in different configurations: knuckle boom, telescopic boom, fixed boom, rail mounted and with 3D motion compensated module.