McDermott Orders Rig Systems For Hutton Field From Hydranautics

Hydranautics, Inc. has been chosen by McDermott Engineering Ltd. of London to provide two complete hydraulic rig systems for use on Amoco's Northwest Hutton Field p l a t f o rm in the North Sea (U.K.).

The contract calls for eight 200-ton, push/pull piston gripper jacks, four 80-ton lift systems, two control panels, and power supplies. The Hydranautics equipment will be used for moving the drilling derrick from well to well and for lifting/lowering the blowout preventors. The Hydranautics equipment has a maximum moving capacity of 2,000 tons at 20 percent coefficient of friction.

The equipment is scheduled to be shipped in early 1981, and should be installed and operating on the platform in 1982. With the McDermott order, Hydranautics will have supplied well over 200 rig-skidding systems to the offshore oil industry for use on nearly every large, multi-well offshore platform in the world.

McDermott Engineering, Ltd. is responsible for the management of the topside design of the Amoco platform.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 27,  Oct 1980

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