Cranes News


Inadequate Planning, Execution Led to 35.2-ton Slip Joint Dropping from Offshore Rig in Norway

Oct 31, 2022

Inadequate planning and execution led to a 35.2-ton slip joint unintentionally dropping from Odfjell Drilling's offshore drilling rig to an offshore supply ship before ending up on the seabed offshore Norway in March this year, an investigation by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has shown.The incident, that happened on March 8, 2022, occurred in connection with a lifting operation from the Stril Mar supply ship to Deepsea Atlantic…

Uptime's Gangway's for Pelagic Wind Services CSOVs

Feb 03, 2023

Uptime International has secured two contracts with Cochin Shipyard in India, for the supply of logistics systems to be included on their newbuild offshore wind service vessels being built for Pelagic Wind Services. Uptime's scope includes complete personnel and cargo logistics systems…

Red Rock Wins Offshore Crane Order in UAE

Jan 23, 2023

Norway-based offshore crane maker Red Rock said Monday it had received an order to deliver a 40t active-heave compensated offshore crane.The crane will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023 from Red Rock's workshop in Poland. After the test…

Crane Upgrades: Cadeler Taps Semco Maritime for WFIV Duo Modification

Jan 23, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation vessel owner Cadeler has awarded Semco Maritime a contract for vessel modifications as part of the upgrade of main crane capacity on Cadeler’s two O-class windfarm installation vessels (WFIV), Wind Orca and Wind Osprey…

SMST to Deliver Equipment for First Asia-designed CSOV

Jan 20, 2023

Marco Polo Marine, the Singapore-based marine logistics company, has awarded SMST the contract for the delivery of a gangway and a crane for its offshore wind Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV). The vessel will be used in commissioning…

Crane on Tyra II Process Module Now in Permanent Use

Dec 27, 2022

Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) said Friday it had reached a milestone on the hook-up and commissioning campaign of Tyra II with the crane on the process module (the 'TEG') now in permanent use. 'The milestone was planned for early Q1 2023…

Huisman's 3,000mt+ Crane for Havfram's Offshore Wind Vessel

Dec 16, 2022

Dutch offshore crane maker Huisman has won a contract to supply a 3,000mt+ Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) to be installed on Havfram's first Wind Turbine Installation Vessel. This is Huisman's thirteenth LEC order since the start of 2021, and and second this week…

Huisman to Deliver Leg Encircling Crane for Cadeler's Latest Offshore Wind Vessel

Dec 13, 2022

China's COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. has awarded Huisman another contract for the design and construction of a 3,000+mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC).The crane, of an undisclosed value, will be installed on Danish offshore wind installation…

Offshore Wind: Heerema Marine Contractors Tests C1 Wedge Connection Offshore

Nov 08, 2022

Dutch offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors has recently tested C1 Connections' C1 Wedge Connection offshore.The C1 Wedge Connection is said to be a high-capacity connection that can be installed faster and safer than conventional bolted flange connections…

Sparrows Wins FPSO Crane Maintenance Deal in Ghana

Nov 08, 2022

Energy industry engineering and maintenance services company Sparrows Group has secured a two-year contract to provide crane maintenance services onboard Tullow Oil’s FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at the Jubilee offshore oil field in Ghana.Sparrows will be responsible for the maintenance…

DEME Offshore to Use Seaqualize's Offshore Lifting Tool for Vineyard Wind Work

Oct 17, 2022

Offshore installation firm DEME Offshore has signed a contract with Sequalize to deploy its HC1100 active heave compensator on the first commercial scale wind farm installation project in the USA, Vineyard Wind, to transfer wind turbine components to and from heaving supply vessels…

Heerema Installs Tyra TEG Module in 'Heaviest Offshore Crane Lift Ever'

Oct 04, 2022

Dutch offshore installation firm Heerema Marine Contractors said Tuesday it had broken a world lifting record with the installation of a 17,000 metric ton TotalEnergies' Tyra TEG module in the Danish sector of the North Sea.The TEG module, described as the biggest Tyra II project topside…

NOV Launches Solution that Promises to Cut Offshore Wind Blade Installation Cost

Sep 27, 2022

GustoMSC and NOV Lifting & Handling said Tuesday they had developed a solution to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation efficiency.'Blades are highly susceptible to wind loads, so they currently take the most time to install,' the companies said…

Petronas Carigali Taps Handal for Offshore Crane Work

Aug 29, 2022

Malaysia's Handal Energy said that its Handal Cranes subsidiary had received two letters of award from Petronas Carigali (“PCSB”).The LOAs are in relation to the companies' master service agreement for lifting equipment operation and maintenance services…

Sparrows Nets $60M North Sea Crane O&M Deal

Jul 19, 2022

Sparrows Group said Tuesday it had secured a contract worth approximately £50 million (around $60 million) with a major UKCS operator to provide crane management services across its operating assets in the North Sea. It did not say who the client was…

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