ALATAS own Crane Design and Engineering Division is proud to announce yet another successful order of a major offshore crane system upgrade. The upgrade is a follow-on order awarded by EDISON OIL & GAS for the cranes on the VEGA-A platform, located offshore Sicily.
The upgrade involves a complete modernization of the existing Liebherr Offshore cranes type BOS 45/900 DS, build in 1986.
The installation of the industry leading ALATAS Crane Control & Management System, along with a new cabin, switch gear, sensors, hydraulics and rope winches, will transform this 30 year old cranes into modern offshore cranes, fully compliant with current standards, such as API 2C edition 7 and all European norms. It features the very latest in crane control system technology, incorporating comprehensive crane data recording, component performance monitoring, maintenance planning and advanced system troubleshooting aids.
The ALATAS crane management system is the product of ALATAS vast experience in maintaining and repairing major offshore brands, such as LIEBHERR, MacGREGOR, NOV, TTS, SEATRAX etc. and our detailed knowledge of their drive & control systems. The ALATAS Crane Control & Management system is recognized as the de-facto standard of how a modern, top of the range crane management system should look like. We have achieved this by taking the strong points of each Maker's system, omitting their weaknesses and combining that with our own, in-depth experience from more than 30 years of servicing, troubleshooting and repairing offshore cranes.
The Upgrade includes the following
• Installation of the ALATAS Crane Management System, featuring the following:
- Sector limitation
- Safe Load Indication
- Overload protection
- Crane Load Data Recording
- Crane Machine Data Recording
- Wind Speed Indication
- Pump Leak Oil Monitoring and Recording
- Oil Condition Monitoring
- Fault Finding and Diagnosis Assistant
• Installation of a new Cane Operator Cabin
• Replacement of Hydraulic Power Pack
• Replacement of Sensors
• Replacement of Rope Winches
• Replacement of all Hydraulic Hoses
• Upgrading of the Crane to be fully compliant for Personal Lifts
A brief description of the ALATAS Crane Management System can be requested from your nearest service station.
Our control system simulators are stationed in Houston and Aberdeen for demonstration and training.
A picture report of a previous crane upgrade can be found here: http://www.alatas.com/news/crane-cabin-replacement.htm