Kenz Figee Delivers Fully Tailored Offshore Crane to BESIX
Kenz Figee, a well-established supplier and service provider of tailor-made marine cranes and offshore equipment, has delivered a fully custom-tailored offshore boom hoist crane equipped with its first remote condition-based monitoring system to client BESIX in Dubai.
BESIX Group, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium awarded Kenz Figee the contract for the replacement of the existing ringer crane on board of its SEP (self-elevating platform) ‘RIMA’ to maximise performance in lifting capacity and speed of work. The award decision was based on Kenz Figee’s technical capabilities and expertise, which were fully in line with BESIX specifications and requirements.
This fully tailored lattice boom crane is designed, engineered and built by Kenz Figee and delivered to Dubai, where it has been assembled and tested for final acceptance on board of BESIX SEP ‘RIMA’. The unique features of the crane are that it has a large hoisting capacity of 240t compared to its own weight of only 200t and a boom reach of no less than 73m (with extension). Furthermore, the lattice crane is equipped with a double main winch and a split block for pile upending activities and an extra boom section of 15m to extend the fixed 58m boom.
Kenz Figee COO Robert de Rijcke said: “We are proud that BESIX has the confidence in Kenz Figee to award us the contract for the delivery of this unique custom-tailored offshore lattice crane, which is equipped with our first remote condition-based monitoring system. This system will enable our client to make their day-to-day operations more efficient.
“It will keep control of maintenance and thus prevents interruption of operations, which finally results in increased productivity. At Kenz Figee we are convinced that our remote CBM systems will help our clients to accelerate the path to industry 4.0.”
BESIX director of plant and equipment Mr Ir Gerd Casteleyn said: “Kenz Figee’s crane has now joined BESIX’s marine fleet in the Middle East. It is a state-of-the-art custom-made machine, complying with the highest quality standards with regards to operations, maintenance and safety.
“The commissioning tests are promising, with performances exceeding the initial requirements. Now we look forward to using it on our marine works throughout the world. Also, as a client, we have enjoyed the great professionalism and the open collaboration between all stakeholders from the first day to the last.”