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Offshore Pedestal Cranes, BOP Gantry Cranes, Winches and Related Material Handling Equipment

Protea specialises in offshore and onshore engineering and equipment for the international energy sector.

Email Address
Galaktyczna 30a,
80-299 Gdansk,
Fax Number
Protea lead

Protea specialises in offshore and onshore engineering and equipment for the international energy sector.

The company delivers turnkey handling systems for vessels, drilling rigs and oil production installations. Core products include cranes, winches and bespoke handling systems with equipment being manufactured at Protea’s state-of-the-art facility in Kluczbork, southern Poland.

Offshore pedestal cranes

PROTEUS® offshore pedestal cranes are suitable for installation on a wide range of offshore platforms.

Protea delivers a wide range of cranes, including ram luffing, king post, lattice boom, knuckle boom, telescopic, marine cargo, heavy lift, windfarm service cranes.

A blowout prevention (BOP) gantry crane.
A heavy-lift crane.
A knuckle boom crane.
A launch & recovery system (LARS).
A man-riding winch.
Marine cargo cranes.
Mooring-anchor winches.
A ram luffing crane.
A well intervention system.
A overhead BOP bridge crane.

They comply with EN 13852-1 or DNV or API 2C or ABS and feature ATEX certified explosion protection. Electro-hydraulic, diesel-hydraulic and electrical drives are available.

The following additional options are available such as man-riding winches, tensioning systems, active heave compensators (AHC), complete pedestals, and automatic overload protection systems (AOPS) and manual overload protection systems (MOPS).

BOP gantry and overhead cranes

Protea is a leading supplier of offshore handling systems, including blow-out prevention (BOP) cranes with a lifting capacity of more than 550mT and a lift height of more than 20m.

Since 2008, Protea has delivered more than 25 cranes for BOP handling to drilling rigs worldwide.

Overhead or semi gantry, overhead bridge, and underslung dual separate girder designs are available.

Each can be delivered with a range of lifting and control options, including:

  • Hydraulic or electric winches
  • Stationary or mobile trolley
  • Chain hoists or a wire rope lifting system
  • Hook blocks or telescopic arm
  • Two or four girders

All BOP handling cranes are designed to meet the relevant international standards and can be provided with third-party certification by ABS or DNV.

Winches for offshore applications

Protea manufactures a wide range of offshore winches for different applications, including mooring, anchoring, utilities, personnel, and guidelines.

They are designed in accordance with DNV or the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) with a range of alternative drum lengths and wire rope capacities.

Protea’s winches have a selection of optional features such as:

  • AHC
  • Drum locking pin
  • Electric, hydraulic, pneumatic drive
  • Hazardous area
  • Limit switches
  • Man-riding function
  • Remote control
  • Rope tensioning system
  • Spooling device

Material handling systems

Protea designs and manufactures bespoke launch-and-recovery systems to meet specific client requirements. These typically comprise an Aframe, vehicle interface, associated winches and a control system.

The company manufactures a range of well intervention handling equipment to support well intervention operations. These are performed on a turnkey basis or as individual system elements such as module handling towers, deck handling equipment; active heave compensated winch systems; hydraulic power units (HPUs); nitrogen generators and associated control systems.

Protea designs and delivers tanks for drilling units in petroleum and gas industries for storing and treating drilling fluids, in addition to mechanically removed destructive solids and sediment.

The set includes permeate, barite, fuel, reserve, suction, drilling, water, trash and other utility tanks.

Load handling equipment

Protea supplies different other equipment such as land cranes, pneumatic trolleys, skidding systems and other equipment.

About Protea

With design offices, fabrication facilities, a blast and paint shop and assembly hall on one site, Protea can rapidly engineer and produce high-quality handling systems to meet a client’s specific requirements.

On-site test facilities also allow comprehensive functional testing prior to delivery, which minimises potential delays during mobilisation and initial operations.

Established in 2001, Protea operates on a global basis supporting international clients such as Aker Solutions, MH Wirth, Statoil, Transocean, Seadrill, Siemens, PDVSA and Canyon Offshore from its offices in Poland and representative offices in Molde, Haugesund, and Great Yarmouth.

White Papers


  • Protea Factory

    Demonstrating production capabilities of our modern cranes and winches fabrication facility.

Press Releases

  • Protea Delivers Cargo Lift System

    Protea is well-known for delivering high-quality handling equipment, including cranes, winches and launch and recovery systems for the offshore and onshore energy industries.

  • Investing for the Future

    Protea has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high-quality offshore handling equipment, including cranes, winches and launch and recovery systems to global customers working in the onshore and offshore energy industries.

  • Protea Launches Wind Farm Service Crane

    Drawing on more than 30 years' experience of supplying high-quality cranes for offshore applications, Protea has recently unveiled an all-new service crane targeted at the offshore wind industry.

  • PROTEA won an order from PDVSA

    PROTEA, a company based in Poland, won a contract from PDVSA Venezuela for delivery of 24 pcs. of electric mooring winches (16 and 40 Tons) for several drilling barges owned by PDVSA. The order includes 16 pcs. of smaller winches and 8 pcs. of bigger winches. PROTEA delivers offshore,

  • BOP Gantry Cranes Built in Protea’s New Facility

    Protea has recently established its own manufacturing facility, where one hundred new employees found work. It is a very modern fabrication plant in Poland with capacity over 1000 tones/year of machine and steel structures. We have become a high quality manufacturer in Poland with work costs sign

Protea Sp. z o.o.
Galaktyczna 30a
80-299 Gdansk

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Protea Norge
Bjønnan 15
6411 Molde

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Fax Number
Protea Branch Office Kluczbork
Ligota Gorna
Gorzowska 18
46-200 Kluczbork

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