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Adaptive Cranemaster unit in deep water outside West Africa

on 29 March 2016

Operations in deep water areas, e.g. outside West Africa and Brazil, put strong demands on the equipment to be used. A common challenge when using passive heave compensators in deep water, is the deep water pressure pushing the piston back in, resulting in reduced efficiency of the system. Our adaptive Cranemaster units remove this problem.

Our technology was recently demonstrated outside the Ivory Coast, where an adaptive Cranemaster unit contributed to successful installation of a 50T suction pile for the Boabab Phase 3 project. The Cranemaster system worked as expected during the whole lowering process. The suction pile was safely deployed through the splash zone, lowered through deep water, and installed at the seabed. No snap loads, no lowering resonance, and controlled landing contributed to the success.