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    Helidecks in demand says manufacturer

    Equipment & Technology // August 1, 2006

    Helidecks like this one are in demand says Marine Aluminium.

    Marine Aluminium in Haugesund in Norway says it has recently been awarded its 350th helideck contract.

    The helideck in question is for North Sea Shipping’s vessel Atlantic Guardian and will be installed in Singapore later this year.

    The company reports that a significant number of helidecks have been sold in recent months, partly due to a new requirement for helidecks suitable for the larger and heavier Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, and partly because of the very large number of supply and subsea vessels on order or being converted.

    Marine Aluminium says it believes that aluminium helidecks have several benefits, not least weight reductions of 50-65 per cent compared to steel.

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