Saipem boasts new lifting record in Gulf of Mexico

Italian offshore contractor Saipem has said it has set a new local lifting record for the Gulf of Mexico, using its crane vessel Saipem 7000. 

Saipem 7000 crane vessel; Source: Saipem

On October 7, 2019, the Saipem 7000 crane vessel set a new local heavy lift record of 11,100t for the Gulf of Mexico, according to Saipem’s statement on Wednesday, October 30.

Saipem said that the previous local record had been set in 2007, again by the Saipem 7000 and again in the Gulf of Mexico, during installation of a 10,473t super-structure supporting the production facilities on the PB-KU-A2 platform.

Saipem said that the new record was set during the installation of a gas compression module for the CA-KU-A1 platform in the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field located offshore Campeche Bay in Mexico. This will allow for a significant production increase in the Mexican oil field.

During installation works, the Saipem 7000 played host to the Managing Director and senior management of Pemex as well as to top executives from Dragados Offshore, whose local branch built both the PB-KU-A2 and CA-KU-A1 platforms, setting the two heavy lift records in the Gulf of Mexico along with Saipem.


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