Rapp Marine has secured a contract with Otto Candies LLC to deliver a 150 ton AHC crane for one of their vessels.
Currently, Rapp Marine has delivered around 450 cranes, however, according to the company, this is the largest crane Rapp Marine has engineered and built to date.
Rapp Marine U.S. CEO, Johann Sigurjonsson, says: “We’re excited for the new challenge presented to us by Otto Candies LLC. Our extensive track record in engineering, manufacturing, and servicing heavy lift deck machinery and marine cranes equips us to develop an impressive crane for the market.”
The crane will be capable of lifting 150 tons at 17 meters. With Active Heave Compensation and a winch capable of storing 3,100 meters of 77 mm wire rope, the crane will be fully outfitted for subsea operation. The crane model was designed by Rapp Marine’s engineer Helge Stakkeland out of Norway.
“Rapp Marine plans on this crane being the first of many cranes capable of lifting heavy loads for offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. Rapp Marine has maintained a working relationship with Otto Candies LLC for many years, providing Electric Active Heave Compensated heavy lift winches as well as service support for several of Otto Candies’ vessels,” said the company in a statement.