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Palfinger Dreggen awarded Johan Sverdrup contract

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Palfinger Dreggen has been awarded contract for crane delivery to the Johan Sverdrup field with a total order value of approximately MNOK 285. The delivery includes seven large offshore cranes and the contract was signed with Statoil in May, in strong competition with other international crane suppliers.

The cranes will have a lifting capacity of 60 t and an outreach of approximately 60 m and shall be delivered with full-electric drive. The electric drive contributes to both energy efficiency and reduced maintenance. Total lifecycle cost of electric cranes is considered to be lower than conventional electro-hydraulic solutions.

“The order represents an important milestone for PALFINGER DREGGEN. It confirms the strategic decisions by our investment in new production facilities and our systematic strengthening of in-house competence in Norway for development of cranes to complex offshore projects” says managing director Halldor Rongve. He adds that PALFINGER DREGGEN greatly appreciate the confidence that Statoil shows by the contract award and that the timing is of importance for the company’s further growth and development.

The products covered by the contract are developed by PALFINGER DREGGEN. Being part of the Marine Division of PALFINGER AG, the company has grown extensively over the last few years establishing own production facilities and engineering hubs worldwide. “The Johan Sverdrup contract will be a very important contribution for the activity at our Bergen office as well as impacting the activity of the entire organisation. Engineering, project management and procurement will mainly be performed in Bergen and most of the production will take place at PALFINGER DREGGEN’s own factories in Poland and South Korea”, says Halldor Rongve. The cranes will next be installed at relevant location for the further construction of the various platform topsides on Johan Sverdrup.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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