Cranes for Martin Linge Field FSO

Protea has recently completed the manufacture of a comprehensive crane package for an FSO that will be chartered by Total E & P Norge AS for operation at the Martin Linge offshore development.

Comprising of two deck cranes, a 10t SWL turret service crane and a 5t Knuckle boom crane, and a 15t SWL offshore knuckle boom for cargo loading and offloading operations, the cranes recently completed their Factory Acceptance Tests at Protea’s state of the art production facility in Kluczbork, southern Poland.

"Drawing on our extensive track record of delivering cranes for offshore platforms, we have worked closely with our strategic partner ‘Westcon Lofteteknikk AS’ and their client Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers to develop and deliver a turnkey crane package for the FSO conversion," explained Graham Manning, Protea global sales manager.

"By configuring our proven Proteus design to meet their specific requirements, we were able to provide a crane package that was both technically and commercially attractive."

Designed and certified in accordance with EN 13852-1:2013, DNV LA 2.22:2013 and Norsok Standards, each crane features 360° slewing, high-performance lifting capabilities and is built to the highest standards of quality and safety.

Following completion of extensive testing at Protea’s manufacturing facility, the cranes will be delivered to the Remontowa Shipyard in Poland, where they will be installed by Protea’s experienced commissioning team.

Protea’s managing director Tomasz Paszkiewicz added: "We are delighted to have been able to play our part in the FSO conversion that is being completed in Poland and look forward to the cranes being operational later in 2016."