AmClyde offshore giant

28 February 2008

A new US$53.13 million offshore heavy lift crane will be one of the largest of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, according to its buyer Swiber Engineering.

The Singapore - based company has ordered the M-80 derrick crane, with a 4,180 US ton (3,732 tonne) lifting capacity, from US offshore equipment manufacturer AmClyde Inc.

“We are truly excited about this project. Our internal design team is busy at work to design a specialized barge. Fitted with the new derrick crane, the barge will be suitable for heavy lifting offshore operations. This project will provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities in the conversion and construction of specialized vessels with advanced designs and innovations,” said Raymond Goh, Swiber executive chairman and CEO.

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