A multipurpose cradle from Vestdavit,could lend some of the bigger offshore wind support boats an edge writes Stevie Knight.
The lightweight aluminium davits often chosen as the boat handling solution for fast patrol craft are extending their appeal, with navies and other enforcement agencies selecting the specialized boat handling equipment for a greater number of vessel types, according to Vestdavit.
The Norwegian-based custom davit manufacturer Vestdavit has recently won substantial orders from the Royal Navy for the fast launching of interceptor tenders from the latest class of patrol vessel.
Boat handling technology from Vestdavit is playing a central role in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s drive to perfect training.
Norwegian-owned Vestdavit is selling its MissionEase multiple-boat handling system to a new passenger ship audience to address safety in the leisure market.
Onboard workboats have steadily grown in size, and likewise, their launch and retrieval systems also have to rise to the challenge. But there’s more to it than immediately meets the eye.
Norwegian boat lifting specialist Vestdavit’s digital library of 2D and 3D davit drawings has now been made available to naval architects and shipyards via the web, allowing them to download davit CAD files to include in their vessel conceptualisation files on a ‘cut and paste’ basis.
ECA and Vestdavit have signed a cooperation agreement to develop the next generation of launch and recovery systems for Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS).
Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has supplied a PLR-3600 FCR davit to the offshore vessel ‘Siem Pilot’, which is Norway’s official contribution to Operation Triton, the European mission to rescue African refugees in the Mediterranean.
Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has designed a multiple-boat handling system which, it claims, will make boat handling safer and simpler in the hangars and mission bays of various craft from warships and seismic craft to expedition yachts.
Navies want to use Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs). They promise to keep boat crews out of high risk environments and extend the outreach of surface vessels. There are already forty prototype USVs on the market globally, ranging from 1 to 10 tonnes in weight. But most research and development in this area is focussed on the USV itself.
Norway based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by French shipyard Socarenam to supply the davits for a new 50m patrol boat which it will build for the French customs.
Although new regulations for davits used in the Norwegian offshore industry will not come into force until 2015 they are already raising the safety bar.
Norwegian boat handling system and specialist davit supplier, Vestdavit, has won a contract to supply work boat and man overboard davits for Turkey’s Besiktas’ four seismic chase vessels.
US company Vigor Industrial has a long association with the US Coast Guard and is bidding for the contract to design and build the first eleven Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs) of its new fleet replacement programme.
The owner of a former UK Royal Navy ice breaker and Antarctic research vessel, GB Rieber, has turned Norway's Vestdavit for help in extending the vessel’s handling capability in extreme Antarctic conditions.
Norway based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by shipbuilder Austal to supply its PLAR-6500 davits to eight new Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPBs).
After four years of developing the concept, Norwegian davit and boat handling systems manufacturer Vestdavit hassecured the contract to supply all davits to BP's Project Jigsaw , a totally new concept for offshore rescue and recovery operations in the North Sea.
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