Barge Master receives Spotlight on New Technology Small Business Award

02 May 2016

The Barge Master T40 motion compensated knuckle boom crane is recognized as innovative technology at this year’s OTC.

‘We are extremely honored to be receiving the Spotlight on New Technology award for our BM-T40 motion compensated knuckle boom crane. We are grateful for the recognition we have received by OTC’s Spotlight Award Committee for our work, and very proud to see our company name between the impressive list of other Award winners’, says Martijn Koppert, CEO of Barge Master.

Barge Master develops motion compensation systems for the maritime industry. These systems compensate vessel motions, creating a platform that is not moving with respect to the stationary fixed world. The systems primarily increase the safety and workability of offshore lifting operations and it results in a significant cost reduction for the client which is so important for the offshore industry these days. The Barge Master T40 system compensates the roll, pitch and heave motions of a knuckle boom crane. The system has a small footprint allowing any vessel to easily accommodate the motion compensated crane. It allows safe transfer of cargo or personnel, fully compensated up to significant wave height of 3 meters. The Barge Master T40 is sold to Royal Wagenborg for a ten-year NAM/Shell charter for maintaining gas platforms in the North Sea, in wave heights up to Hs 3m. The first year was a great success, significant cost reductions could be realized due to high workability and increase of production. The BM-T40 delivers on its promise, and therefor platform cranes and jack-ups are becoming obsolete.

‘We would like to thank all members of the Spotlight Award Committee for granting us with such an important award! The acknowledgement for our next generation motion compensation equipment means a great deal to all of us at Barge Master. Thank you so much!’, Koppert says. ‘And of course we invite everyone to visit our booth to see how our systems work during offshore operations’, he concludes.

The Spotlight on New Technology Awards program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future.

For additional information please visit us at our booth during the OTC. You can find us in the Holland Pavilion, booth #2327.

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