Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

MacGregor launches FibreTrac

MacGregor has introduced its fibre rope offshore crane, FibreTrac.

A FibreTrac crane at a recent customer demonstration in Kristiansand, Norway. Photo credit: MacGregor.

Designed to comply with DNV GL regulations, the FibreTrac crane has a 150-tonne safe working load (SWL) capacity. It features a rope monitoring and management system that maximises rope lifespan and provides clear lift line status information for the operator at all times.

According to MacGregor, FibreTrac is able to exploit its full lifting capacity because of the significant weight savings when using fibre rope in water, compared to steel wire rope. By using fibre, no additional weight is placed on the crane, regardless of the length of rope used during load handling operations, added MacGregor.

“In practical terms, this means that a smaller crane and vessel can be used for more assignments, and owners are able to bid on a wider range of contracts,” explained Høye Høyesen, vice president, advanced offshore solutions at MacGregor.

He added: “The ability to use smaller vessels for deepwater projects will also drive down the cost of these operations and give our customers a stronger competitive edge.”

www.macgregor.com

Heavy Lift | News

Crowley realigns activities thumbnail image

Crowley realigns activities

May 17 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has realigned its shipping and solutions business units in a bid to enhance its focus on non-asset based customer solutions.
Views: 373
Bob Felix joins UTC thumbnail image

Bob Felix joins UTC

May 17 - UTC Overseas has appointed Bob Felix to its rail logistics team as director of specialised projects.
Views: 577
Mammoet expands in Westdorpe thumbnail image

Mammoet expands in Westdorpe

May 17 - Mammoet has expanded its Westdorpe facility in the Netherlands to include onsite maintenance facilities.
Views: 345

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.