SAL Offshore Innovative Solutions for Offshore Projects
SAL Offshore supplies dynamic positioning (DP) installation solutions to clients in the offshore and renewables industries worldwide.
Installation services for offshore platforms
SAL Offshore performs a variety of logistics operations for the oil and gas industry.
These include the transportation and installation of:
- Shallow and deep water subsea structures such as manifolds, templates and subsea processing units
- Subsea current and wave turbines
- Midwater arches
- Jumpers and spools
- Windmill components, including wind turbine generators (WTGs), monopiles and transition pieces
- Mooring systems for floating installations, including:
- Floating production storage and offloading (FPSOs) vessels
- Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNGs) vessels
- Tension leg platforms (TLPs)
- Spar platforms
DP lifting vessels for transportation applications
SAL Offshore has access to two dynamically positioned heavy lift vessels from which it can undertake transportation and installation projects. These are the type-183 vessels MV Svenja (currently DP Class 1 but soon to be upgraded to DP Class 2) and MV Lone (already DP Class 2).
In addition to DP capability, both MV Svenja and MV Lone boast impressive 20 knot transit speeds, almost 3,500m² of uncluttered main deck and two cranes, each capable of lifting 1,000t.
Protection cover installations and pipeline end manifold deployment
The first offshore installation project undertaken by SAL Offshore required the MV Lone to load two structures, transport them to the field and deploy them to the seabed. The first was an 80t protection cover and the second a pipeline end manifold (PLEM) weighing 120t.
Customised offshore engineering solutions
The SAL Offshore in-house engineering department develops customised solutions for all DP installations and closely supervises all projects from the planning stage through to successful completion, whilst working with SAL’s highly skilled crews.
To accommodate the individual needs of its clients, SAL Offshore calls on the in-house engineering division of SAL Heavy Lift for solutions to offshore projects.
- Technical design and evaluation of deployment solutions
- Optimum deck layout design
- Lashing design
- Motion and hydrodynamic analysis
SAL Heavy Lift and SAL Offshore are committed to maintaining the highest standards in respect to health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ).
As part of this commitment, all SAL vessels, including those attached to SAL Offshore, are certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. All vessels also carry an environmental passport confirming compliance with these and other stringent HSEQ standards.
About SAL Offshore
In 2012, SAL Heavy Lift created a dedicated offshore division based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with the aim of offering offshore installation solutions to both the oil and gas industry and the wind energy sector.
The firms of the SAL Heavy Lift Group have 160 employees working at various onshore offices, in addition to 550 crew members on their vessels, who collaborate closely to provide innovative heavy lift and offshore solutions.
Products and Services
Heavy Lift Fleet List
SAL Offshore has released its updated fleet list of cargo ships.
Installation of a Development Platform for Natural Gas Exploitation in Alaska
A challenging project: MV Svenja successfully finalised the installation of a complete development platform in the Cook Inlet in Alaska.
SAL Offshore: We Innovate Solutions
SAL Offshore B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, provides DP installation solutions to customers around the globe. SAL Offshore has a strong market offering based on the MV Lone, a DP Class 2 vessel with which it has successfully completed many projects for the offshore oil &gas and renewables industries.
Type 183 Heavy Lift Vessel with Dynamic Positioning
With its latest generation of high-capacity new buildings, SAL Offshore continues to push the lifting envelope by introducing a two-crane capacity of 1,000t safe working load.
SAL Heavy Lift GmbH has signed a contract with Dutch Offshore WindForce, a joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Stevin International, for the transport of 67 transition pieces.Read more
SAL Heavy Lift's team of MV Svenja has successfully installed an offshore development platform within the petroleum and gas exploitation area 'Kitchen Lights Unit #3' in Alaska's Cook Inlet.Read more
MV Frauke, a modern heavy-lift vessel in SAL's fleet since 2008, has delivered a boiler to the Blohm+Voss repair shipyard in the port of Hamburg.Read more
At the beginning of August, MV Lone loaded two reels, each of 800t and a diameter of 28.5m, in Pori, Finland. After a successful loading, MV Lone continued her journey to Florø, Norway. In Florø the precious cargo was installed directly onto the pipelay vessel MV Deep Energy.Read more
SAL Heavy Lift, in close cooperation with their Norwegian agent Alex Birger Grieg, recently carried out total transport for two living quarter modules from the fabrication yard in Stord, Norway, to their destination in Onne, Nigeria.Read more
The MV Lone has completed her upgrade from DP class I to DP Class II. The heavy-lift vessel, which is part of the SAL fleet, was upgraded in December in the dry-dock of the German shipyard Norderwerft (Sietas Group) in Hamburg.Read more
A 750t module was loaded by SAL's MV Lone in Ravenna, Italy, and discharged at the MMHE yard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.Read more
SAL was awarded a contract to transport the largest stinger ramps ever built from Rotterdam to Singapore. MV Annette carried out this challenging shipment in April 2012.Read more
With effect from 30 June 2011, the Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line Group) will acquire another 50% of the SAL Group and with that will become the sole shareholder of the company. Over the past five years, the two companies have developed a successful parRead more
On its maiden voyage, the company’s latest new building MV 'Lone' performed SAL's heaviest lift ever. With its lifting capacity of 2 x 1,000t SWL the vessel loaded 8 reactors weighing up to 1,719t and measuring 45m x 8m x 8m. As part of the RPLC Deep Conversion Project Phase II in VeneRead more
She perfectly resembles her sister, is just as strong and can be positioned to maximum precision: SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land has put the new building MV ‘Lone’ into service. Just three months after the German-based heavy-lift shipping company sent the MV 'Svenja' - the world’s largest heavRead more
After a six-month building phase, the first of two new vessels type 183 reaches its date of delivery. In July 2009, SAL commissioned the design and construction of a highly innovative vessel type to Sietas shipyard. In close cooperation between the two companies, the type 183 has been developed –Read more
SAL provides reliable and cost-effective sea transportation solutions for oil and gas equipment. Its vessels offer extremely short transit times, which is imperative for time-sensitive cargoes. All 14 vessels are fully equipped with an inventory that includes forklifts, spreader bars, lifting beaRead more
SAL has opened an office in Helsinki to meet growing market demands in the Finland region, especially for heavy lift and project transportations, and to provide the added value of direct communication to our Finland-based clients. The new office is located at "K" Line Finland premises. TRead more
SAL is shrugging off the global economic crisis by expanding its Australasian operations. On 3 August 2009 SAL opened an office in Fremantle, Western Australia. Managing director Berndt R Olesen said the Australian expansion would be of great benefit to the region's oil, gas and miningRead more
SAL commissions the Sietas shipyard with the construction of two heavy lift vessels of a new generation. The new vessels of type 183 will be the largest and most modern heavy lift ships in the world with a combined lifting capacity of 2,000t (2 x 1,000t) and a speed of up to 20kn. The vessels canRead more
We would kindly like to take this opportunity to announce the opening of the SAL Italy Representative Office in the premises of "K" Line (Europe) in Genoa. This office location emerges from a joint venture created between SAL and "K" Line in April 2007. The new office will operate as marketing anRead more
SAL was entrusted to transport two reactors of 941mton and 955mton and a length of 47.8m each from Kobe, Japan, to New Orleans and Corpus Christi, US. MV Regine carried out the loading operation in May. The cargo was brought alongside the vessel's port side by barge, and the lifting opRead more
MV Frauke loaded a 1,250mton shiploader for SAL client Hansa Meyer Global Transport, Germany, on Hong Kong anchorage. The overdimensional unit measured 35m x 15m x 22m. For the loading operation SAL used the vessel's own 800mton shackles together with custom-made grummets. The shiploadeRead more
SAL, the leader in the heavy-lift vessels market, is to exhibit at AOG Australasian Oil and Gas Expo 2009, which takes place on 17-19 February 2009 in the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. In cooperation with local agent, Coli Shipping Singapore, SAL will host a stall at the expo. VisRead more