The Saipem 7000, one of many largest crane vessels on this planet, set a brand new native heavy raise document of 11,100 tonnes for the Gulf of Mexico.
The earlier native document had been set in 2007, once more by the Saipem 7000 and once more within the Gulf of Mexico, throughout set up of a 10,473 tonnes super-structure supporting the manufacturing services on the PB-KU-A2 platform.
The new document issues the set up of a gasoline compression module for the CA-KU-A1 platform within the Ku Maloob Zaap oil area positioned offshore Campeche Bay in Mexico. This will permit for a major manufacturing improve within the Mexican oil area.
During set up works, the Saipem 7000 performed host to the Managing Director and senior administration of PEMEX in addition to to high executives from Dragados Offshore, whose native department constructed each the PB-KU-A2 and CA-KU-A1 platforms, setting the 2 heavy raise information within the Gulf of Mexico together with Saipem.
The Saipem 7000 is the world’s third largest crane vessel, after the Sleipnir and the Thialf.
The vessel was constructed between 1985 and 1987 by Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiana S.p.A. at their Monfalcone yard, Trieste in north-eastern Italy.
The Saipem 7000 has two NOV Lifting and Handling AmClyde mannequin Saipem 7000 totally revolving cranes. Each has a 140-metre-long increase fitted with four hooks. Each crane is able to lifting as much as 7,000 tonnes at 40 m raise radius utilizing the primary hook. The whip hook has a capability of 120 tonnes at 150 m. The 2nd Auxiliary hook could be deployed to a water depth of 450 m. The two cranes are able to a tandem raise of 14,000 tonnes.
The Saipem 7000 set the world offshore lifting document of 12,150 tons for the Sabratha deck within the Mediterranean Sea. An area document for the Gulf of Mexico (Mexican space) was set with the 10,473 tons of the PB-KU-A2 deck. In July 2010, the Saipem 7000 broke one other world document by lifting the brand new BP Valhall Production and Hotel topside of roughly 11,600 tonnes on Dynamic Positioning.
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