Danfoss helps launching the
worlds’ biggest crane ship
Danfoss will be part of the crane vessel Sleipnir which is now being built in Singapore. Once constructed in 2019 the 220 meters long and 102 meters wide crane ship will be the biggest of its kind in the world.
being built with Danfoss drives, set to ensure that the ballast water is pumped
to the back of the crane ship as counter ballast when the cranes are in
operation. In addition, Danfoss will supply drives to be used for 12
sets of position mooring winches and provide a turnkey solution that includes
project management, engineering, documentation, and delivery of custom-built
enclosed drives and transformers.
“This is the first step towards gaining more market share in
this attractive marine market. The pipeline keeps growing and with this win, we
are in a good position to achieve our targets even though the market situation
remains challenging,” says Søren Kvorning, Head of Asia, Pacific and India
Region, Danfoss Drives.
will be equipped with two 10,000 MT cranes and will be able to perform multiple
ultra-heavy lifts, some of which will be in the excess of 15,000 MT. The vessel
will have the ability to install larger modules than currently possible, with
Heading for Mediterranean and the North Sea
is operational in 2019, it will be heading for its first contracted awards. The first contract is from Noble
Energy Mediterranean, Ltd. for transportation and installation services
associated with the Leviathan Production Platform in the Mediterranean Sea. The
second transport and installation contract has been awarded by Maersk Oil for
the new production and living quarters platforms as part of their Tyra Future
The partners behind the Tyra-field, Maersk Oil and
Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) has just agreed on a deal worth DKK 21bn
rebuilding and expanding Tyra, the largest investment in the Danish sector of
the North Sea.