SMST has equipped the newbuild Van Oord cable-laying vessel Calypso with a 100t active heave compensated knuckle boom crane.
The contract for the new crane was awarded by VARD, which is building the new vessel for Van Oord at its Brattvaag yard in Norway.
“We are pleased to be part of this next ‘green’ generation vessel and are proud of our great cooperation with both VARD and Van Oord,” said Jan Eelke van der Meulen, sales manager at SMST.
“For us the delivery of this second crane is a testimony of proven quality and solid performance of the main crane on board the Nexus, first cable-laying vessel of Van Oord.”
The SMST crane for the Calypso has a newly designed boom configuration for an increased outreach, suiting the larger dimensions of the green cable-layer.
“We returned to SMST for an offshore crane that enables to lay heavy and long export cables. Since the deployment of the Nexus, the vessel has successfully finalised multiple cable installation projects, with reliable support of the SMST crane,” said Gerry Mensink, project manager at Van Oord.
“The addition of the smart auxiliary jib will increase the efficiency of our lifting operations significantly.”
SMST, situated in Drachten, The Netherlands, is an internationally oriented company that designs and builds offshore equipment. The SMST products covers a wide range of systems for access, lifting, drilling, pipe lay and specials.