A contract worth NOK 74 million covering automated handling equipment has been awarded to ODIM's business segment for Subsea & Deepwater Installation by Norway's Havila Ships AS.
ODIM is to supply an active heave compensated crane with a lifting capacity of 150 tonnes. The active heave compensation compensates for vessel motions created by waves, and by that extends the operational weather window and boosts safety. The delivery also comprises four automated ODIM LARS launch and recovery systems for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The systems are due for delivery in 2009-10.
"This contract represents a welcome breakthrough for ODIM ABAS' 150 tonnes active heave compensated cranes. It also confirms our strong position in the field of automated handling systems for ROVs," says Bjørn Roppen, ODIM's vice president for Subsea & Deepwater Installation in Europe.
"Through a number of deliveries to demanding offshore customers, ODIM LARS has displayed good capabilities, stability and reliability. It's gratifying to note that established customers are returning to buy further systems of this kind," says Kjetil Leine, ODIM's chief operating officer.
"Our solutions have been developed to enhance the operational efficiency of our customers. Our ambition at ODIM is to provide all our customers with a more complete offer. That is why we integrate a number of products into unified solutions, like specialised cranes for offshore vessels."
Mr Leine emphasises that access to offshore cranes which can complement system deliveries was an important reason for last autumn's acquisition of ABAS Cranes (now ODIM ABAS).