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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.