Danfoss helps launching the worlds’ biggest crane ship

Sleipner is being built with Danfoss drives, set to ensure that the ballast water is pumped to the back of the crane ship as counter ballast when the cranes are in operation. In addition, Danfoss will supply drives to be used for 12 sets of position mooring winches and provide a turnkey solution that includes project management, engineering, documentation, and delivery of custom-built enclosed drives and transformers.

“This is the first step towards gaining more market share in this attractive marine market. The pipeline keeps growing and with this win, we are in a good position to achieve our targets even though the market situation remains challenging,” says Søren Kvorning, Head of Asia, Pacific and India Region, Danfoss Drives.

Sleipnir will be equipped with two 10,000 MT cranes and will be able to perform multiple ultra-heavy lifts, some of which will be in the excess of 15,000 MT. The vessel will have the ability to install larger modules than currently possible, with existing equipment.

Heading for Mediterranean and the North Sea

When Sleipner is operational in 2019, it will be heading for its first contracted awards. The first contract is from Noble Energy Mediterranean, Ltd. for transportation and installation services associated with the Leviathan Production Platform in the Mediterranean Sea. The second transport and installation contract has been awarded by Maersk Oil for the new production and living quarters platforms as part of their Tyra Future project. 

The partners behind the Tyra-field, Maersk Oil and Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) has just agreed on a deal worth DKK 21bn rebuilding and expanding Tyra, the largest investment in the Danish sector of the North Sea. 


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