PALFINGER MARINE Awarded Contract to Deliver Freefall Lifeboat Systems for Johan Castberg FPSO?

PALFINGER MARINE FF1200 Freefall Lifeboat?

By The Maritime Executive 02-08-2018 06:17:00

The Johan Castberg field is situated approximately 100 kilometres north of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea. Recoverable resources are estimated at 450–650 million barrels of oil equivalent. The Johan Castberg development is planned to consist of a large subsea system tied into an FPSO vessel. PALFINGER MARINE is proud to be chosen as the supplier of four Freefall Lifeboat systems of type FF1200. The field is operated by Statoil, with Eni and Petoro as partners. 
“We have worked with the owner, design companies and yards since the early start of the Castberg development plan by providing technical data to find the best suitable solutions. It is important to highlight the capabilities of our system, the technical solution and project management expertise that we offered to the yard. We are very glad that Sembcorp Marine found our solution to be the best and placed the contract with us,” says Oddgeir Mælen, Sales Manager at PALFINGER MARINE’s Lifesaving division. 
Proven system for highly demanding projects 
The hull and living quarters of the Johan Castberg will be built and delivered by Sembcorp Marine (SCM) at the Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard. The scope of delivery comprises of 4 x FF1200 systems, Freefall Lifeboats with RA 1200 davits. The systems are designed and approved for the strict regulations for operation on the Norwegian continental shelf. Delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2019. 
“Being awarded the Johan Castberg project is an important milestones for us. We have delivered more than 100 FF1200 systems over the past years, several for ambitious projects, such as recently to Johan Sverdrup. These prestigious orders demand the highest possible quality for products and our entire supply chain. The Castberg project shows that Statoil has high confidence in PALFINGER MARINE equipment and trust in our performance. It proves that the FF1200 and our people involved in carrying out the project are amongst the best in the business” highlights Oddgeir Mælen. 

PALFINGER MARINE is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customised deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. The product portfolio includes cranes, lifesaving equipment, winches and handling equipment. A worldwide service network including the supply of spare parts ensures fast and professional onsite support. PALFINGER MARINE operates in all major maritime segments, including Offshore, Marine, Cruise, Navy and Coast Guard, and Wind. The internationally operating company, which has its registered office in Salzburg (Austria), is part of the publicly listed PALFINGER Group. 

For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Bergheim, Austria, the PALFINGER Group, which has approx. 10,212 employees, generated total revenue of approx. EUR 1,471.1 million in 2017.

The Group has manufacturing and assembly facilities in Europe, CIS, North and South America, as well as Asia. The pillars of its corporate strategy are innovation, further internationalization, enhanced flexibility of products, services and processes, and PALFINGER 21st (the development of smart solutions and innovative, data-based business models). PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers due to its over 5,000 sales and service centres located in over 130 countries across all continents.

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