Environment and energy company Enaval deployed Enerpac’s super lift hydraulic gantry to perform maintenance work on a Petrobas offshore natural gas platform off the coast of Brazil.

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Petrobas contracted Enaval to replace the process valves on the platform.

Enerpac explained that it suggested its gantry system for the operation as the ceiling height aboard the rig was so low that a mobile crane or similar lifting system would not have had sufficient overhead space to operate.

Marcelo Abreu, heavy lifting technology specialist at Enerpac, said: “Enaval was drawn to the Enerpac gantry for its compact size, wireless controls, self-contained hydraulics, and synchronized lifting and traveling. But what ultimately led Enaval to choose us was that these features came standard on the equipment with no additional cost.”

In addition, Enerpac gave the hydraulic gantry a custom paint job and stainless-steel cabinet for the legs to prevent saltwater corrosion. Also at the request of Petrobras and Enaval, an ATEX-certified explosion-proof motor was added since the equipment was being used in an explosive environment.