Ezra Orders Subsea Knuckle-jib Cranes from Cargotec

Cargotec announced it will deliver two large offshore cranes to Singapore-based Ezra Marine Service Pte in 2010 and beginning of 2011 respectively.

The cranes will be fitted to a deepwater anchor-handling towing/supply vessel (AHTS) and to a self-propelled accommodation barge. The value of the order is approximately EUR 12 million and it was booked in the first quarter 2010 order intake.

The order comprises two large active heave-compensated subsea knuckle-jib cranes. The first is for an ultra-deepwater AHTS. This 150 ton SWL crane has an under-deck mounted winch with a 3,000m wire. The second crane is a 150-ton SWL version being installed on a DP self-propelled accommodation barge.

Cargotec will manufacture vital components for the two cranes at its state-of-the-art unit in Kristiansand, Norway and at the recently modernized manufacturing, assembly and testing plant for offshore load handling solutions in Singapore.

"Ezra is a major player providing integrated offshore support solutions for the oil and gas industry, and its choice of MacGregor offshore cranes for these newbuilding projects recognizes Cargotec's offshore capabilities," said Øystein Bondevik, sales director for offshore load handling at Cargotec.