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    Swan Hunter adds to equipment pool

    Company News // October 25, 2016

    Swan Hunter has taken delivery of a new 15 tonne horizontal two-track tensioner. The equipment was delivered by Motive Offshore Group.

    The tensioner is supplied with a dedicated electrical HPU, and has an open PLC control system that allows it to be synchronised with other flexible and cable lay equipment including carousels, reel drive systems and spoolers. The horizontal two track configuration is suited for cable, umbilical and pipeline products.

    Swan Hunter's Package Manager, Hamish Cullens, said: "We are very pleased to take receipt of the Tensioner from Motive, which has been successfully delivered safely, on time, and to standard. We now look forward to putting it to work on its first scheduled project."

    In addition, Swan Hunter has awarded Motive a contract for the design and build of a 450 tonne reel drive system.

    The towers have a unique jacking system that allows the hub drive to accommodate a range of reel ODs from 5.0m to 11.4m without the need for packing frames. The system also incorporates a skidding track system for multiple reel operations.

    The equipment is due to be delivered in December 2016, and will be operational in January 2017.

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