Protea is well-known globally for delivering high-quality offshore handling equipment, including cranes, winches and launch and recovery systems. It has recently further expanded its product range with the delivery of its first winch certified for man-riding operations for installation on the Maersk Gallant jack-up rig.
"Given its man-riding application, the certification requirements for this winch were extensive, it is fully compliant with DNV-OS-E101, NORSOK standards R-002 and R-003 and is also CE marked and approved for operations in ATEX Zone 1," explained Lukasz Tracz, project manager.
The winch has a SWL of 150kg and can operate at speed up to 60m/min. Ordered via Protea’s strategic partner Westcon, the winch was recently delivered to Haugesund, Norway, for installation on the jack-up rig.
"Protea can supply a wide range of winches (with hydraulic, electric and pneumatic drive options) to meet the specific needs of its customers. The addition of man-riding winches further strengthens our offer and allows Protea to provide a complete suite of handling equipment for offshore platforms such as jack-up rigs," said Graham Manning, Protea global sales manager.
For more information, please contact Protea.