Palfinger to supply offshore drilling rig

By Sarah Ann McCay26 January 2014

Palfinger Marine will deliver one knuckle boom crane and one pipe handling crane to Streicher for the construction of a modular drilling rig in the Norwegian North Sea.

Archer, the operator of the new VDD 400.2 Topaz rig, has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the Heimdal field in the Norwegian North Sea.

The PK 23500 M knuckle boom crane and the PKM 700 T pipe handling crane will be used to lift and carry rig modules, with a weight of up to 12 tonnes.

“We are very proud to be a part of this innovative and seminal project. This will bring our offshore business to the next level and will help us gain even more ground in the oil and gas sector. Participating in such projects shows Palfinger Marine’s leadership in innovation and highest quality demands for our cranes,” said Karl Oberreiter, head of Palfinger Marine.

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