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Helicopter deck
A helicopter landing deck (helipad) for personnel and spare parts transfer.
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Dynamic positioning - DP
Computer-controlled system to automatically maintain a vessel's position using its own propellers and thrusters.
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Crane
Crane vessels are fitted with one or more powerful cranes, often with several hooks each.
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Accommodation
Depending on the type of floating crane, these vessels can often accommodate several hundred people.
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Deck
Most crane vessel decks provide more than 1,000 m2 of storage area for heavy, cumbersome parts.
* The Vessels shown here are exemplary Models only.
Crane Vessel

VESSEL FOR LIFTING OR TRANSPORTING HEAVY OFFSHORE STRUCTURES.

Heavy lift crane vessels are mainly used as work ships to transport and install offshore structures, such as substations and offshore foundations. The vessels are often designed as multihulls to ensure a stable position in the water, especially for crane tasks. Instead of applying counterweights as is common practice onshore, these vessels are able to flood their ballast tanks in the hulls to achieve additional stabilisation during a lifting process. Usually, their deck has ample space and is very strong in order to carry heavy, bulky parts and components. Most crane vessels have their own propulsion which is often combined with systems for dynamic positioning (DP). Crane vessels come in various dimensions and crane capacities that far exceed 12,000 t, depending on each offshore project’s requirements.

Note: The pictured model of a crane vessel is used for illustrative purposes only. The crane vessels in the offshore market are similar to the model.

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