Palfinger equips advanced research vessel

Published: 02.11.2020 kl. 12.03 | Updated: 10.11.2020 kl. 20.00
Palfinger was selected as one of the major deck equipment suppliers for the world’s most advanced research vessel, OceanXplorer. Photo: OceanX
Palfinger was selected as one of the major deck equipment suppliers for the world’s most advanced research vessel, OceanXplorer. Photo: OceanX
OceanX recently launched a new, one-of-a-kind scientific research, media production, and exploration vessel – the OceanXplorer. With a range of tailor-made equipment, Palfinger’s marine business is one of the major suppliers onboard the world’s most advanced research vessel.
 

It is all about the knuckle boom A-frame, states a press release from Palfinger.
“Our skilled engineers worked closely with the OceanX team so that all demanding requirements for handling their submersibles were met”, recalls Sverre Mowinckel-Nilsen, Sales Director of Palfinger’s marine and handling solutions, the development of a 40T knuckle boom A-frame tailor designed for launch and recovery of OceanX’s Nadir and Neptune.

To ensure best handling of these two Triton submersibles as well as the autonomous free-swimming Remus, OceanX relies on solutions provided by Palfinger.

To comply the A-frame delivery, the company has also delivered a 10T towing winch for use to tow the submersibles during recovery operations and a 10T Active Heave Compensated (AHC) emergency recovery winch. The AHC winch is capable of working down to 1,500-meter (4920 feet) water depths and will be used to recover the submersibles in case of emergency. For general cargo handling onboard, Palfinger delivered a 30T knuckle boom offshore crane.

Kurt W. Vadset

kurt[a]maritimt.com

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