Statoil has awarded Palfinger Dreggen the contract for complete rebuilding and upgrading of six BOP cranes for the Gullfaks field. Each of the BOP cranes to be delivered from Palfinger Dreggen will have the capacity to lift 2 x 20 tons. In addition the cranes are equipped with an auxiliary hoist with SWL 5 tons for smaller lifts. The delivery includes complete new trolleys with hoisting machineries, new modern control systems for the cranes and radio remote systems to make the operation of the cranes easy and flexible.
Engineering, project management and procurement will mainly be performed in Bergen and the production will take place at Palfinger Dreggen’s own factory in Poland. “We are proud to once again be chosen as supplier to Statoil. The contract is important for PALFINGER DREGGEN in order to secure full activity for the company in a period where the activity within the offshore segment is low”, says Managing Director of Palfinger Dreggen Halldor Rongve.
The installation and commissioning of the cranes will start end of 2016 and continue until summer 2017.