Crane for energy
12 December 2012
A J D Neuhaus hydraulically operated crane with 80 tonne lift capacity has been delivered for operation on the semisub rig Spitsbergen, designed and built by Aker Solutions for operation on the Norwegian continental shel
The advanced rig will be used to find new oil and gas resources in the North Sea, and the JDN crane will be used for the transportation of 'xmas tree' assemblies which provide essential flow control, pressure relief, monitoring, feedback and other important functions.
Some of the specialised features of the crane include a radio control system, together with a rack and pinion drive providing safe power transmission for both crane and hoist travel movements when operating offshore or as vessel mounted units.
Simultaneous control of several hoists is also provided.