Mooring systems Lankhorst to spread-moor

Med-based FPSO Lankhorst Ropes has been selected to provide the mooring lines for the new FPSO unit Energean Power, described as being the first permanently fibre rope-moored offshore processing facility within the Mediterranean Sea. Te unit is being built with an export capacity of 775

million cubic feet per day (775MMcf/D) and will be used to process reservoir fluids and gas from the Karish and Tanin fields, situated some 90km offshore Israel. Energean Power will be supplied with 14 mooring

lines, arranged in two-by-four and two-by-three clusters, which will enable operations in a water depth of 1,750m. Lankhorst will provide 43,400m of Cabral 512 mooring rope, featuring a minimum breaking strength of 12,400kN, to the vessel. Each line’s middle section will comprise polyester rope, sandwiched between chain top and bottom segments.

Life-saving and safety equipment Survitec extends ‘360’

service to offshore Survitec reports that it has restructured its offshore business unit, in a bid to “meet the sector’s emergent safety requirements”, by developing a centralised customer service, procurement, training and support hub in Pasadena, Texas. Tis hub is intended to act as a “single point of service” for offshore operators. Tis move includes the formation of ‘Energy 360’,

an offshore-relevant variant of the group’s ‘SOLAS 360’ single service supplier concept, which was rolled out last year (see Ship & Boat International September/October 2018, page 16). Survitec says: “Energy 360 relates more specifically to offshore evacuation, offshore abandonment, turbine transfer, operations and maintenance.”

Jack-ups and liftboats Huisman prepares

heavy-lift crane for Voltaire Huisman Equipment has been awarded the contract to design, build and supply the main crane for Jan de Nul’s forthcoming wind turbine installation jack-up, Voltaire. Te crane will feature a liſting capacity of more than 3,000tonnes. Huisman reports that this crane is being specifically

designed for some of the largest turbines in the industry, featuring heights of up to 270m and blades more than 120m in length. Joop Roodenburg, Huisman president, says: “As the next-generation wind turbines are becoming

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bigger and bigger, we keep on pioneering to develop novel and innovative solutions to install these turbines.” Te crane will be built at Huisman’s Xiamen facility in

China and delivered to Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry, which is constructing Voltaire. Te four-legged vessel, scheduled for delivery in 2022, will feature an overall length of 181.78m (including the helideck), a breadth of 60m and a moulded depth of 14.6m. Te jack-up will feature 130m-long legs, with each spud can occupying 250m2 of space, and will be capable of operating in water depths of 80m. Te vessel will also boast a 7,000m2 cargo deck and single cabins for up to 100 persons.

Deck equipment Fibre-rope deepwater

crane from MacGregor Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor is rolling out what it terms “the first fibre-rope offshore crane to enter the market” in the form of the FibreTrac. Aimed primarily at deepwater operators, the crane has a SWL capacity of 150tonnes and is supplied with a monitoring and management system, to keep crew in the loop with regards to liſt line status and rope integrity. According to MacGregor, one of the advantages of

using fibre rope is that it “weighs virtually nothing in water”. Consequently, the company adds, unlike cranes that use steel-wire rope, “no additional load is experienced by the crane, regardless of the length of rope used during load-handling operations”. MacGregor believes that this load saving will enable operators to use smaller boats to fulfil deepwater contracts, thereby reducing operational costs. Te FibreTrac has been approved by class society DNV GL.

MacGregor’s new FibreTrac crane, pictured during a demonstration in Kristiansand, Norway earlier this year


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