Protea is continuing to cement its position as a leading supplier of cranes for floating offshore production units with the delivery of a swivel maintenance crane for a new FPSO conversion.
Ordered by OneSubsea through Protea’s strategic partner Westcon, the crane will be delivered to the yard in Horsøy, Norway, for installation on the Libra field EWT FPSO.
“The successful maintenance of a complex swivel stack requires a bespoke crane tailored for the purpose,” said Project Manager Magdalena Dziebor. “This crane has a dual lift system with 20t SWL and 70t SWL and also an integral skidding winch to allow the safe and efficient completion of a wide range of maintenance operations.”
The crane is fully certified by ABS and has recently completed a factory acceptance test at Protea’s state-of-the-art production facility in Kluczbork, Poland.
Once the crane has been installed and the conversion completed, the FPSO will be used to complete extended well tests for Petrobras at Pioneiro de Libra field in the Campos basin.
In addition, Protea has recently completed the manufacture of a comprehensive crane package for an FSO that will be chartered by Total E&P Norge for operation at the Martin Linge offshore development.
Comprising two deck cranes, a 10 tonne SWL turret service crane and a 5 tonne knuckle boom crane and a 15 tonne SWL offshore knuckle boom for cargo loading and offloading operations, the cranes recently completed their factory acceptance tests at Protea’s state-of-the-art production facility in Kluczbork, Southern Poland.
“Drawing on our extensive track record of delivering cranes for offshore platforms, we have worked closely with our strategic partner Westcon Lofteteknikk AS and their client Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers to develop and deliver a turnkey crane package for the FSO conversion,” Graham Manning, Protea's global sales manager, said. “By configuring our proven Proteus design to meet their specific requirements, we were able to provide a crane package that was both technically and commercially attractive.”
Designed and certified in accordance with EN 13852-1:2013, DNV LA 2.22:2013 and Norsok Standards, each crane features 360 degree slewing, high performance lifting capabilities and is built to the highest standards of quality and safety.