Since its introduction in 2016, GustoMSC Chela sensible crane designed for lifting and wireline operations beneath the drilling cantilever has obtained beneficial trade suggestions and curiosity. Now, two years later, this piece of apparatus has advanced into Chela, named after the Greek phrase for a crab’s claw. Designed to attain a excessive stage of security, Chela presents an additional hand in operations. Due to its crablike movement traits, it might probably attain beneath the cantilever in addition to elevate in direction of the principle deck, offering crane entry to an space historically blocked by the cantilever when drilling.
Three key parts to boost the general effectivity of the drilling jack-up had been used within the growth of this piece of apparatus: offering a big lifting envelope and wireline operation capabilities beneath the cantilever, easing materials dealing with to the platform and rising security for lifting over dwell wells by making use of excessive security requirements. The advanced Chela design raised these security requirements even additional. “Safety is solely anticipated to be on the highest stage and we don’t take this calmly. Continuous enchancment of security at sea is a key driver for us to additional develop our offshore know-how. Chela is an ideal instance of this ambition”, says Rutger Baan, Commercial Director GustoMSC.
Chela allows a number of actions to happen on the similar time on a wellhead platform, doing preparatory work on one nicely whereas drilling is finished on one other nicely. This characteristic ends in important financial savings in rig days for growth drilling or plug and abandonment operations that may quantity to round 10%. With this multifunctional capacity, Chela immediately addresses the decision from operators for value discount whereas sustaining the best security requirements. (Source and picture: Gusto MSC)
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