GustoMSC delivers Chela crane to Maersk Drilling


first_imgGustoMSC, the developer of the Chela crane, has transferred the multi-functional arm to Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling.Chela crane; Source: GustoMSCGustoMSC said on Tuesday that Maersk Drilling would be the first offshore company which was going to work with Chela.Since its introduction in 2016, the Chela crane has grown from the drawing board into a piece of equipment.In presence and with input from involved parties Maersk, AkerBP, JB Systems, and Breman Factory, the FAT test was successfully performed showing Chela’s capabilities and facilitating a fast-track start-up for Maersk.Before the summer of 2019, Chela will be installed on the Maersk Invincible, a GustoMSC CJ70 drilling jack-up design, which is about to operate on the giant oilfield Valhall in the North Sea for AkerBP. Offshore installation of the crane on the Maersk Invincible will be managed by Maersk.Chela is capable of lifting 22 tonnes at a 21-meter radius underneath the cantilever at any position and does not obstruct any wellhead deck space.The crane, with its crablike motion characteristics, can reach below the cantilever as well as elevate towards the main deck, providing crane access to an area usually blocked by the cantilever when drilling.It is worth reminding that Maersk Drilling awarded GustoMSC the first order for the Chela crane back in May 2018.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by more than 10.000 industry professionals daily.We had almost 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas.These stats allow our partners advertising on Offshore Energy Today to get maximum exposure to their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img

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