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Paszkiewicz, Protea’s CEO. “Over the crane, six personnel handling 40 ton producers and service providers, oceano-

DMW Marine past three years we have been developing meter knuckleboom cranes and four 26 graphic survey and research vessels,

Military Cranes the technology and construction method- ton meter telescopic boom SOLAS boat aquaculture, yachts, police and ? re de-

DMW Marine Group, LLC. completed ology to allow a step change in the struc- handling cranes. DMW also recently re- partments, etc. Its product range encom- tural ef? ciency of heavy lift cranes.” a number of projects for the U.S. Navy ceived an order for two more 40 ton me- passes a collection of cranes speci? cally and foreign Navies in recent years, claim- “We are now able to deliver high per- ter knuckleboom cranes for the Mexican designed and manufactured to work in a ing a place as a go-to supplier for Navy formance heavy lift cranes that comply departments globally. Notable projects Navy. marine environment, including knuckle with the relevant Class requirements but In addition to its military customers, boom, telescopic boom, stiff-boom, jib with a weight saving in the order of 40 as listed by DMW include a personnel DMW Marine Group supplies marine (knuckle) and small marine cranes.

percent in comparison to existing cranes handling 500 ton meter knuckleboom cranes of all types for offshore petroleum www.dmwmarinegroup.com of a similar capacity.”

The two new crane types are the latest additions to the Proteus crane family.

The ? rst is a 1,600mT SWL ? oating crane targeted at the offshore wind mar- ket for the installation of offshore wind turbines. It provides a high capacity lift- ing capability at both short and long out- reaches over a large radius, a key feature for offshore wind farm operations.

The second is a 450mT SWL versatile cargo lift crane that can be used for han- dling both shipping containers and bulky items of hardware. Typically supplied as a working pair and designed to allow safe tandem lifts, the saving in crane weight translates directly to an increase in cargo capacity for the cargo vessel.

Both cranes can be supplied with a fully electric drive system with locally mounted permanent magnet synchro- nous motors to provide ef? cient and pre- cise operation of all crane functions. www.protea.pl

CAPE Holland

Deploys Mew Vibro

Lifting Tool

During its ? rst commercial application, the newly developed Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) of CAPE Holland has successfully installed four piles in up to 90m water depth. This installation is part of the pre- piling project for the Culzean Wellhead

Platform jacket which will be installed next year. The VLT was used as a stabbing tool to install all four piles in one sequence to stable depth through a template without any tool change. Negating the need for a tool change meant it was possible to in- stall all four piles in just one 12 hour shift to the predicted penetration depths, which resulted in a signi? cant time saving.

CAPE Holland’s CEO Laurens de Neef said, “This is a major milestone for our company and has once again shown the potential of the VLT by demonstrating that this approach contributes to improved productivity and safety. It increases the pile installation rates by optimizing crane handling operations with an added advan- tage of reducing the amount of required equipment on deck.” He added, “I am very proud of our team, who have worked extremely hard over the past year to de- velop the VLT for its ? rst application.” www.marinelink.com 85

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