Palfinger to supply equipment for Heerema’s newbuild vessel

Palfinger Marine has been awarded a contract with Singapore-based rig builder, Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine), for the supply of bulk loading stations for Heerema Offshore Services’ semi-submersible crane vessel.

Palfinger said on Tuesday that the loading stations will be installed on the crane vessel Sleipnir.

The vessel is designed to install and remove offshore facilities worldwide and will be equipped with two heavy-lifting offshore cranes of 10,000 MT lifting capacity each and a large reinforced work deck area.

According to Palfinger, with a vessel length of 214 meters and a width of 97.5 meters, this will be the largest semi-submersible crane vessel in the world. At the maximum operational draft, the vessel will have a displacement of 273,700 tonnes.

Sverre Mowinckel- Nilsen, Head of Sales at Palfinger Marine Winches and Offshore Equipment, said: “We are very proud to be chosen as the supplier for this prestigious project, and it shows once again our ability to work closely with our customers to tailor-make the best possible and most cost-effective equipment solution.”

Palfinger said that the delivery consists of two bulk loading stations, one for starboard and one for port side of the vessel. Each bulk loading station consist of four bulk loading reels in various sizes including loading hoses, HPU, and control system.

Palfinger will deliver the equipment in early 2017 while the vessel is scheduled to be delivered from the yard in the second half of 2018.

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