Alimak Offshore Lifts for Men and Materials

Alimak has been supplying rack and pinion elevators and lifts to the offshore industry since 1974 when it installed its first unit on an Aker H-3 design semi-submersible. The benefits of installing elevators from Alimak are recognized worldwide by oil & gas companies for platforms, semi-submersible rigs and drillships.

Alimak offers both rack and pinion and traction elevators. They are mostly installed on derricks, in hull columns, living quarters and outside platform modules and are built for harsh environments. The elevators complement potentially hazardous stairways and ladderways to provide convenient access to pump and machine rooms and other process-critical areas.

Advantages of Alimak rack and pinion elevators

  • Made for tough environments
  • Simple and cost-efficient installation
  • No separate machine room
  • No pit or lift-shaft needed
  • Easy to install to almost any structure
  • Small footprint
  • Can be installed on inclined and curved surfaces
  • Indoor or outdoor installation
  • Durable and easy to service and maintain
  • Explosion protected lifts for hazardous areas
  • Operation not affected by rolls, pitches or heaves
  • Easy to retrofit to existing structures

Derrick Elevators

Rack & Pinion type

The Alimak derrick elevator fits on all types of derricks for platforms, jack-ups, semi-submersibles, and drillships.

The typical Alimak derrick elevator is often installed on the outside of the derrick structure and has between 3–5 landings and a lifting height ranging between 55 meters to 60 meters. The elevator gives access for inspection and maintenance of the drilling equipment and is a vital component to ensure safe and convenient access.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
(Common data for a typical derrick elevator)

Elevator type:              Rack & pinion
Elevator model:            ALIMAK SE-Ex
Ex class:                       ATEX or NEC
Payload capacity:         500 kg
Lifting height:              Up to 60 m
Car size:                       910 x 1,300 x 2,170 mm (W x L x H)
Control system:            Collective control

Hull Column Elevators

Rack & Pinion type

The Alimak column elevator fits on all types of hull columns for platforms and semi-submersibles.

The typical Alimak column elevator is installed inside the column structure and has between 4–6 landings and a lifting height ranging between 10 meters to 30 meters. The elevator gives access for inspection and maintenance of pumps and machine rooms and is a vital component to ensure safe and convenient access.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
(Common data for a typical column elevator)

Elevator type:               Rack & pinion
Elevator model:            ALIMAK SE
Ex class:                       Safe area
Payload capacity:         1,200-1,500 kg
Lifting height:              Up to 30 m
Car size (internal):        1,300 x 2,470 x 2,170 mm (W x L x H)
Control system:            Collective control

Living Quarter Elevators

Traction type

The ALIMAK OS elevator fits on all types of living quarters for platforms, jackups, semi-submersibles, drillships and offshore vessels.

The typical ALIMAK OS elevator is often installed on the inside of the living quarter module but can also be installed outside with a watertight shaft.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
(Common data for a typical living quarter elevator)

Elevator type:               Traction
Elevator model:            ALIMAK OS
Ex class:                       Safe area
Payload capacity:         630-2,500 kg
Lifting height:              Up to 80 m
Car width (internal):     1,200-1,400 mm
Car length (internal):    2,200-2,400 mm
Car height (internal):    2,200-2,400 mm
Control system:            Collective control

Cargo Elevators

Rack & Pinion and Traction types

Rack and pinion and traction elevators from Alimak Hek can be customized for the most varying purposes on all types of offshore applications. The modular elevator series ensures your vertical access requirements are fulfilled in even the toughest working conditions.

The cargo elevator series are designed to handle materials weighing up to 15,000 kilograms when required. It ensures easy transportation of various heavy-duty goods and consignments between different levels.

Loading and unloading has never been easier with crane or forklift, since on some models the elevator floor will level with top most landing without permanent equipment above.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Elevator types:      Rack & pinion and Traction
Elevator models:   ALIMAK SE-H & SE-H Ex, ALIMAK FM & FM-Ex, ALIMAK OS & ALIMAK OS-Ex
Ex class:    Safe area, ATEX or NEC
Payload capacity:    Up to 15,000kg
Lifting height:          Up to 50m
Control system:       Collective control

Retrofits

Alimak elevators can easily be installed on any structure and are ideal for retrofitting on existing oil-rigs that are undergoing upgrading, or retrofitted in other hazardous industrial environments. Alimak has actively been involved in a wide range of modernisation projects.

ISO 9001 quality

Alimak is third party certified against ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. In addition, the company also receive specific project-to-project third party certification by independent bodies such as Lloyds, DNV and ABS.

Alimak engineers have long and vast experience from projects with high demands and are able to handle special project through all stages. They are trained and organised to provide project plans and risk analyses, carry through approval and inspection procedures and deliver correct, complete documentation on time.

Worldwide organisation

Alimak is the global market leader and pioneer in designing, developing, manufacturing and servicing industrial rack and pinion vertical access solutions. The company provides high-quality rack and pinion and traction elevators, hoists and platforms primarily for the industrial and construction sectors. Alimak has a well-established global sales, services and distribution platform across more than 90 countries with strong market presence. The company has a large global installed base of over 23,000 units which provides unique know-how of all industrial application areas. Alimak was founded in 1948, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and employs over 1,200 people across the world.

 

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22 April 2020

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26 November 2015

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5 October 2015

Alimak Group (Alimak), the vertical access solution company, has received a Skr11m order in the US regarding construction hoists to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016.

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7 September 2015

Alimak Group (Alimak), the vertical access solution company, has received a Skr9m order in Canada regarding construction hoists to be delivered during the third and fourth quarter of 2015.

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10 August 2015

Alimak Group (Alimak), the vertical access solution company, has received an order from Garam Industrial Co. LTD in Korea with an order value of Skr10m regarding 16 construction elevators to be delivered during the third and fourth quarter of 2015.

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13 November 2014

Alimak Hek is introducing two new construction hoist models at Bauma China this year: ALIMAK SC 65/32 and SC 45/30.

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3 October 2014

Three Alimak Scando 650 passenger and material hoists were used in the construction of three 140m (450in) solar receivers / boiler towers at the Ivanpah Solar Generating Facility in the Mohave Desert.

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22 August 2014

In 1986, an Alimak rack and pinion elevator was installed on GrainCorp's Gladstone facility, providing access to critical machinery atop the 70m grain stack.

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17 August 2014

Alimak Hek Group has acquired Heis-Tek's offshore business in Norway. The acquisition enables Alimak Hek to further expand and strengthen its product and service offering of vertical access solutions to the oil and gas industry.

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14 August 2014

May we extend a warm invitation for you to visit our stand at ONS 2014, where members of Alimak Hek's offshore division will be pleased to discuss and help you with the design, service process and planning of your project.

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13 May 2014

Alimak Hek has completed the refurbishment and installation of four Alimak U500 industrial elevators on-board Diamond Offshore's Ocean Apex, extending the operating life of the elevators.

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23 December 2013

Two Alimak rack and pinion elevators were installed in transmission towers along the Amazon river.

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8 October 2013

Alimak Hek recently configured the Alimak SE 1200 industrial lift with an explosion-proof rating to meet the hazardous zone requirements of the North Rankin A gas platform on the North West Shelf, Indian Ocean, Australia.

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28 November 2012

27-30 November 2012 - that's when Bauma China takes place in Shanghai. Over 2,600 exhibitors from 40 countries are lining up for the exhibit. Luckily, Alimak Hek will occupy booth B-13, 207m³ of exhibition space, putting on a spectacular presence at the exhibition.

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10 March 2011

Specially adapted Alimak hoists are playing a vital role in one of Europe's foremost engineering feats, the construction of the Shard in central London. When completed in late 2012, the skyscraper structure with office space at its base and restaurants, a five-star hotel, luxury residences and a

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22 June 2009

Alimak Hek AB has received orders for a total of 48 Alimak rack and pinion lifts to be supplied to the offshore industry. The lifts will be manufactured, delivered and installed throughout 2009 and 2010 for new drillships, semi-submersibles and vessels that are being constructed. Last year was a

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22 June 2009

Alimak Hek AB will supply an Alimak passenger and goods lift with 6.5t (13,000lbs.) payload capacity for BP's new platform at the Valhall field in the North Sea. This is the largest lift without counterweight ever to be manufactured by Alimak Hek. The lift design is custom made for the

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10 June 2008

As part of its strategic focus on vertical access within the construction and industrial area, Alimak Hek has divested the Raise Climber business and related assets in the subsidiary Alimak AB to the Toronto based Arkbro Industries. The divestment does not involve the transfer of the br

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10 August 2006

Skellefteå, 11 May, 2006 - A completely new 'standard build' explosion protected lift is introduced by Alimak specifically for offshore and petrochemical related applications in hazardous areas. The new ALIMAK SE-Ex range complies with ATEX (Europe) and NEC (USA) regulation

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21 December 2001

New offshore lift orders to Alimak Kvitebjørn production platform Alimak has received an order for a 450 kg personnel lift to be installed in the derrick of the Kvitebjørn fixed steel production platform. The Rack & Pinion lift will have its electrical equipment explosion protected fo

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Blekholmstorget 30

SE-111 64 Stockholm

Sweden

+46 8 402 14 40 www.alimak.com
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