The Netherlands: SAL Heavy Lift Orders Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-Onboard System for MV LONE

In last few months Amarcon noticed an increasing interest from the German market for its decision support solutions system. A few days after the order from Harren & Partner, SAL Heavy lift signed an order for a tailor made Crane Motion Monitoring solution for her Multipurpose Heavy Lift vessel SAL Type 183/MV Lone. This installation will be expanded with an OCTOPUS-Onboard system for motion monitoring and advice during weather sensitive operations.

The history of the full service Heavy Lift provider Sal Heavy Lift Shipping goes way back in time. In 1865 the delivery of the first vessel was celebrated. Currently SAL operates a fleet of 16 heavy lift vessels that provide sea transportation of broad variety of project cargoes. SAL is well-known for the high crane capacity and unequalled speed of her vessels, both guaranteeing flawless execution of complex and time-sensitive heavy cargo transports.

The recent order for the MV Lone can be seen as very complete and customized installation. The installed system shall be compliant with the requirements of Germanischer Lloyd for use of cranes offshore. The Crane Monitoring System shall be placed in order to monitor the forces and accelerations in the two cranes of the vessels. One of the motion sensors is suitable for underwater measurements in the crane hook. As a result of measured critical conditions, warnings will be displayed on the bridge and warnings will be generated in the form of a warning light and –horn. The OCTOPUS-Onboard expansion provides the MV Lone with an advice on safe speed and heading, heading optimization, and planning of operational windows. In 2010 the OCTOPUS-DP capability forecast for efficient offshore DP operations was brought to the market. This functionality is also included in the order from SAL. The demand for the OCTOPUS-DP forecast is rapidly expanding. In the last months several Heavy Lift companies and offshore contractors purchased the DP capability forecast functionality as a part of the offered OCTOPUS-Onboard functionality.

Amarcon’s Managing director Leon Adegeest shows his appreciation with the appointed order from the German Heavy Lift shipping company: “SAL has been using our hydrodynamic analysis software, OCTOPUS-Office, for quite a few years now. This recent order for an onboard customized installation of OCTOPUS-Onboard is confirmation for us that SAL has faith in our ongoing relation and believes in the added value that our systems have to offer in their day to day operations. Furthermore, this order clears the path to more opportunities in the German Heavy lift shipping industry, something we can only be thankful for.”

Source:Amarcon, July 25, 2011;

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