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Austrian offshore crane to service vessel in Mexican waters

24th January 2013

Liebherr installs offshore crane in support vessel to operate on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico

Austrian offshore crane to service vessel in Mexican waters
The offshore crane successfully lifted 1,100 tonnes, which equals 110 per cent of its maximum lifting capacity

The maritime division of Austrian offshore crane manufacturer Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH has successfully installed a BOS 35000 heavy lift offshore crane on a support vessel to be used for assembly and reconstruction works on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

The support vessel Caballo Marango is currently being equipped with a Liebherr heavy lift crane, type BOS 35000, in the port of Rostock, Germany, where it has been undergoing construction over the last eight months.

The overload test has now been carried out and the offshore crane successfully lifted 1,100 tonnes, which equals 110 per cent of its maximum lifting capacity, according to Liebherr. The crane has a maximum boom length of 102 m.

Forming part of the Caballo Marango’s equipment it is intended to execute future assembly and reconstruction work on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico for the Mexican service company Oceanografia.

Oceanografia provides transportation, equipment, and technical consulting services with expertise in marine engineering, geophysics, and geotechnical studies. The company's fleet includes supply ships, barges, crew boats, tugs, utility vessels, and high speed transports.