TTS and Ulstein team up for 3D motion compensated cranesEquipment & Technology // July 18, 2017
TTS Group and ULSTEIN have joined forces to provide 3D motion compensated cranes to the offshore industry.
The collaboration has resulted in a contract for a TTS Colibri motion compensated crane for a newbuild service operation vessel for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. Delivery is planned in the second quarter of 2018. The new product combines TTS's competences in crane design and manufacturing with Ulstein's expertise in innovative motion technology and analysis.
"Two aspects make the TTS Colibri unique compared to other solutions in the market," said Gilbert Rezette, managing director of Ulstein Equipment, a Dutch subsidiary of Ulstein Group.
"First of all, Colibri is a stand-alone add-on device to a standard offshore crane. It adds functionality, while the crane maintains its functionality as a full-fledged offshore crane including deepwater subsea capability But what makes this system truly unique is its groundbreaking anti-sway technology, which also allows to mitigate wind induced motions which act directly on the load."
The TTS Colibri crane will come in a range of three different sizes: 1.0, 3 and 7 tonnes.
The first contract is for a 1.0 tonne version, where the crane itself still has its capability to lift 3 tonnes with a 10 tonnes retrofit option.