O&K Shipyard Delivers Offshore Crane Platform Designed By RSV Gusto

The West German shipyard Orenstein & Koppel, Lubeck, recently delivered the fourlegged, floating crane platform Biber 500.

Built for Nassbaggerei Grun & Bilfinger of Hamburg, the platform was designed and constructed in 14 months. RSV Gusto Engineering B.V. of Schiedam, the Netherlands, provided the design and also the Gusto patented hydraulic-operated elevating systems.

The unit is designed for operation offshore in coastal waters.

The Biber 500 has a length of 45 meters, width of 32.2 meters, and depth of 4.9 meters (147.6 by 105.6 by 16 feet). The caisson type legs are 57.7 meters (189.3 feet) long and 2.4 meters (7.87 feet) square.

The platform is fitted with a Liebherr 500- ton, fully revolving crane, and is suitable for drilling operations. Accommodations for 20 persons are provided. The Gusto elevating system has an average jacking speed of 10 meters (32.8 feet) per hour. The platform is built to the rules of Germanische Lloyd.

RSV Gusto Engineering B.V. specializes in providing design and engineering services for a wide range of offshore products.

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