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Petrobras improves PSV logistics with Rolls-Royce dual draglink cranes

27th August 2014

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine platform supply vessels (PSVs) under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda. shipyard, in Itajaì, Brazil

Petrobras improves PSV logistics with Rolls-Royce dual draglink cranes
Brazilian Starnav Serviços Marìtimos Ltda, a subsidiary of Detroit Chile, will be operating the vessels

"We are pleased to be selected by Detroit Chile to supply this new and highly innovative PSV crane,” said John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, president commercial marine. “A ship configuration with two cranes provides safe and highly efficient load handling and these offshore vessels will have the advantage of loading and unloading the deck using their own equipment."

The delivery will include nine ship sets of the the dual draglink crane, making eighteen cranes in total. Upon completion, the vessels designed by Guido Perla, will enter service on an eight-year contract with state owned Brazilian oil company Petrobras.

Brazilian Starnav Serviços Marìtimos Ltda, a subsidiary of Detroit Chile, will be operating the vessels.

The dual draglink crane is optimised for safer and more efficient load handling in harbour and on the ship's deck while at sea. The cranes allow fast loading, unloading and moving of cargo over the entire length of the main deck.

Launched in 2012, the Rolls-Royce dual draglink crane has already been delivered to Farstad Shipping's vessel Far Solitaire, one PSV under construction at Keppel Singmarine Brazil SA, as well as to four PSV's under construction at Detroit Brasil shipyard, in Itajaì.

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