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Rapp Marine to provide 150-ton AHC crane for Otto Candies

Apr 2, 2015 01:01 PM

(SEATTLE) — Rapp Marine recently agreed on terms 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, 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, and it will be certified by Lloyd’s Registry. With active heave compensation and a winch capable of storing 3,100 meters of 77mm 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, using proven techniques and technologies to that will increase performance and reduce the weight of the crane.

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. Rapp Marine was chosen for this project because of their knowledge of heave-comp and their service record.

About Rapp Marine

Rapp Marine, founded in 1907, manufactures trawling, ROV, oceanographic, towing, mooring, anchor and other winches, and has been a leader in the vessel deck machinery industry for over half a century. Rapp Marine’s crane division (formerly Rapp-Hydra Pro), delivers ISO 9001:2008 and API Spec 2C certified deck, cargo, subsea, and other marine cranes. Rapp Marine also engineers and manufactures complete launch and recovery and ROV moon pool systems for vessels. For more information, visit www.rappmarine.com.

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