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.


Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email.

Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Oil & Gas Vietnam 2019

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) 2019 is the only specialized oil & gas event in Vietnam that brings together an international congregation…

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2020

Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges associated with future sector growth.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply