January 2010 will see Cargotec's recently modernized manufacturing, assembly and testing plant for offshore load handling solutions in Singapore deliver its first 150-tonne capacity MacGregor offshore active heave-compensated (AHC) knuckle-jib crane. The crane, which was manufactured on site, will be fully tested at the Cargotec Marine facility prior to delivery to a customer in Asia.
Active heave-compensation technology is an essential function in offshore cranes and other equipment employed on vessels or floating offshore installations doing subsea work; Singapore location is designed to be able to deliver 10 - 20 large MacGregor offshore active heave-compensated cranes per year.
The completely revamped factory is on a 200m-waterfront site and houses 26,000m2 of modern indoor and sheltered workshop space, equipped with overhead gantry cranes of up to 120-tonne capacity for the manufacture, assembly, testing, repair and service of offshore load handling equipment. This includes: advanced winch systems, such as offshore, towing and anchor-handling winches; mooring systems; and large AHC offshore cranes.
The facility also offers a total of 19,000m2 open yard area with four test foundations, which enable the testing of AHC cranes and other advanced load handling solutions. In addition, the site is equipped with a heavy-duty crawler crane and a transporter for loading and moving large pieces of machinery. A 53m x 15m barge provides additional mooring capacity for the repair and servicing of vessels.
Cargotec's other state-of-the-art centre for the design, manufacturing, testing and service of advanced offshore load-handling systems is located in Kristiansand, Norway.
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