Crane Vessel Sets GoM Lift Record

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

One of the world's largest crane vessels has set a new local heavy lift record of 11,100t for the Gulf of Mexico.

The record lift, performed by the Saipem 7000 on October 7, took place during the installation of a gas compression module for the CA-KU-A1 platform in the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field located offshore Campeche Bay in Mexico. This will allow for a significant production increase in the Mexican oil field.

During installation works, the Saipem 7000 played host to the Managing Director and senior management of PEMEX as well as to top executives from Dragados Offshore, whose local branch built both the PB-KU-A2 and CA-KU-A1 platforms, setting the two heavy lift records in the Gulf of Mexico along with Saipem.

The previous local record had been set in 2007, again by the Saipem 7000 and again in the Gulf of Mexico, during installation of the 10,473t PB-KU-A2 production platform integrated deck.

Categories: Vessels North America Installation Engineering

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