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Cargotec's New Offshore Service Centre in Houston Strengthens Regional Service

By MarEx 2012-05-01 13:01:15

Cargotec's new offshore service centre in Houston supports its global service capabilities for an ever expanding multi-national customer base while also ensuring that it services local market needs

To further expand its offshore service capabilities, Cargotec has established a new offshore service centre in Houston, Texas, which provides repair, upgrades and systems modernisations for rigs, vessels and platform operators.

The centre has a hydraulic test bed, which enables the repair of winches, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic pumps and motors, valves and swing drive units. It can also support blow out preventer (BOP) crane upgrades, pipe handling cranes and racking systems, tensioning cylinders, as well as active heave-compensated knuckle boom cranes, davits and module handling systems.

"Cargotec's offshore service staff in the US Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Mexico have the experience needed to satisfy the most demanding of service requirements," says Pat Drake, Regional Manager, Offshore Services in the Americas. "Cargotec's service management is committed to grow with additional industry developments, as exploration moves further offshore, in deeper water depths and in more challenging operating environments."

Cargotec USA also provides specialist proof load testing solutions for cranes, general lifting equipment and structures. "This service provides customers not only with competent crane inspection, but with safe and cost effective load test services," says Mr Drake.

Offshore service locations in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Mexico are part of Cargotec's global network of around 60 marine service stations. "These are staffed with technicians and service engineers trained to perform crane inspections and repair services on drilling rigs and production platform cranes. Although this global service presence is important to support an ever expanding  multi-national customer base, of equal importance is the development of a trained and qualified technical service staff with field-earned experience, necessary to service the local market's needs," stresses Mr Drake.