Swivel maintenance

Protea continues to cement its position as a leading supplier of cranes for floating offshore production units with the delivery of a swivel maintenance crane for a new FPSO conversion.

Ordered by OneSubsea through Protea’s strategic partner Westcon, the crane will be delivered to yard in Horsøy (Norway) for installation on the Libra field EWT FPSO.

"The successful maintenance of a complex swivel stack requires a bespoke crane tailored for the purpose," commented Magdalena Dziebor, project manager.

"This crane has a dual lift system with 20t SWL and 70t SWL and also an integral skidding winch to allow the safe and efficient completion of a wide range of maintenance operations."

The crane is fully certified by ABS and has recently completed an exhaustive factory acceptance test at Protea’s state-of-the-art production facility in Kluczbork, southern Poland.

Once the crane has been installed and the conversion completed, the FPSO will be used to complete extended well tests for Petrobras at the Pioneiro de Libra field in the Campos basin.

Protea managing director Tomasz Paszkiewicz said: "Protea has a global track record and we are delighted to support Petrobras pre-salt developments with the supply of this crane."