Barge Master T40 successfully delivered to Wagenborg/NAM

27 February 2015

After the sea trials in recent weeks, we are now proud to announce that our Barge Master T40 motion compensated knuckle boom crane has been successfully delivered. The BM-T40 is installed on the Wagenborg Kroonborg W2W vessel in the Niestern Sander shipyard in Delfzijl and is designed to compensate for sea induced motions of a knuckle boom crane.

Servicing NAM/Shell gas production platforms

NAM will use the motion compensated crane to service and maintain gas production platforms in the North Sea. Oil & Gas platforms have become smaller and more flexible during the last forty years. They no longer have a resident crew or helicopter pads which means frequent journeys to and from the platform by ship in order to perform maintenance work. With the new Walk-to-Work Vessel these operations can be executed in a safer, more efficient and effective manner. The Vessel is unique because multiple functions are combined for the first time. The vessel can accommodate 20 crewmembers and 40 service technicians, chemicals can be stored and transferred safely, and thanks to the T40 Barge Master system materials can be transferred during wave heights of up to 3 meters. Through utilizing new technology, NAM is able to safely continue harvesting gas on the North Sea.

About the BM-T40 motion compensated knuckle boom crane

The BM-T40 is designed for maintenance support vessels and platform supply vessels. These types of vessel are used to transfer small loads or personnel to (unmanned) offshore oil and gas platforms or wind turbines. The BM-T40 features a small footprint and is designed to compensate for sea induced motions of a knuckle boom crane with a lifting capacity of 15mT at a 10 meter radius or 5mT at a 20 meter radius. Typical loads include hoses, tools, spare parts, maintenance equipment, replacement parts of small wind turbines and solar panels weighing 1.5mT to 5mT. The BM-T40 is also perfectly suited for grouting operations. These loads will have to be placed at a typical radius of 20m, at a typical height of 15m to 30m above sea-level. Besides the suitability of safely lifting loads, the T40 is manriding certified for safe personnel transfer.

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