Offshore Energy Lifting Solutions

The Offshore Energy industry plays a pivotal role in meeting the world’s growing energy demands by harnessing renewable and non-renewable resources from the ocean. From offshore wind farms to oil and gas platforms, this industry encompasses a diverse range of operations conducted in challenging marine environments. Granada Cranes, a trusted provider of industrial lifting solutions, is deeply entrenched in the Offshore Energy sector, supplying approximately 75% of the davits for UK offshore wind farms. With thousands of davits currently in use and a global reach spanning across the USA, Europe, Middle East, and Australasia, Granada Cranes is a trusted partner for industry-leading developers such as Equinor, RWE, SSE, and Scottish Power.

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Global Impact: Over 2000 Next-Generation Python Davit Foundation Cranes are in Operation Across Worldwide Offshore Wind Farms

Lifting Solutions for Offshore Energy

In this dynamic industry, where precision, reliability, and safety are paramount, Granada Cranes offers a comprehensive range of lifting solutions tailored to the unique needs of offshore energy projects. From lightweight davits with capacities ranging from 1 to 3 tonnes to offshore specialists providing in-depth advice, Granada Cranes is committed to supporting the Offshore Energy industry’s success with innovative and reliable crane solutions.

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Davit Offshore Crane

Davit cranes play a crucial role in offshore activities due to their versatility, reliability, and suitability for marine environments.

Why choose a Davit Crane?

Davit Cranes are specifically designed for use in the offshore industry.

01. Safe and Efficient Lifting

Davit cranes provide a safe and efficient means of lifting and lowering equipment, tools, and personnel onto offshore platforms, vessels, or wind turbines. Their precise control and stability ensure smooth and controlled operations, even in challenging marine conditions.

02. Compact and Portable

Davit cranes are compact and portable, making them ideal for installations on offshore structures where space is limited. Their lightweight design allows for easy deployment and repositioning as needed, providing flexibility in operations.

03. Versatile Applications

Davit cranes are highly versatile and can be used for various tasks, including cargo handling, maintenance, and rescue operations. They can lift loads of varying weights and sizes, making them suitable for a wide range of offshore activities.

04. Enhanced Safety

Davit cranes are equipped with safety features such as overload protection systems, emergency stop buttons, and secondary brakes, ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment during lifting operations. Their stable design and precise control minimize the risk of accidents and injuries in offshore environments.

05. Compliance with Regulations

Davit cranes are designed and manufactured to comply with stringent offshore regulations and industry standards, ensuring their reliability and suitability for use in marine environments. This compliance provides assurance of safe and reliable operations offshore.

Key Features of our Python Davit Crane

Patented Main Boom Technology

The patented Python main boom enables on-deck maintenance and the fitting of a temporary manual hoist for foundation commission work and man-riding attachment. This innovative design enhances operational efficiency and safety.

Maintenance and Environmental Benefits

Maintenance and Environmental Benefits

The Davit crane’s design, which avoids the use of hydraulics, significantly reduces maintenance costs by approximately 60%. It also eliminates the environmental risks associated with hydraulic systems, such as venting or failures.

Working at Height

No Working at Height Required

Key components like the hoist, slew bearing, electrical control panel, and front sheave are all accessible from the laydown area or the WTG steps, ensuring safety by eliminating the need for working at height.

Versatile and Robust Design

The crane offers a range of capabilities with a radius of 2m to 8m, lift heights up to 40m, and the capacity to easily switch from 1te to 3te without additional equipment. It also features high-quality materials like 316L stainless steel and world-class components, ensuring durability and compliance with offshore standards.

Comprehensive Safety & Standards Compliance

The crane includes an array of safety systems such as AOPS, MOPS, and an emergency descent system, all conforming to relevant marine environment standards. The design and materials used, like the duplex corrosion classification and IP 67 cable seal, ensure high standards of safety and reliability.

Certification

Ease of Certification and Third-Party Accreditation

Python Davit cranes are certifiable at the foundation yard, avoiding extra offshore testing. With third-party accreditation like DNV, they assure compliance with international standards and stringent offshore safety guidelines.

World Class Components

Built with World-Class Components

To ensure that all aspects of our offshore foundation cranes meet the most stringent standards, we have a policy of sourcing components, bearings, drive trains and electrical systems only from leading suppliers.

As well as ensuring exceptional quality, suppliers of such calibre provide us with a wealth of specialist advice and first-class product support for your project.

Built to Industry Standards

All materials and components are certified for offshore use and conform to all relevant standards for Lifting Appliances in a Marine Environment. Our paint system is to ISO 12944 CX or NORSOK M501. Our man-riding emergency descent is to Applicable Standard Safety systems include automatic and manual override protection (AOPS and MOPS).

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How we can meet your offshore lifting requirements

Davit Offshore Crane

Python Davit Crane

Our latest davits are a product of over a decade’s experience in the unforgiving North Sea. We built our automatic overload protection system (AOPS) to eliminate risks associated with boat-to-platform lifts, should the vessel drift and the load snag. You can also maintain all davit components from platform level without working at height due to our unique boom-lowering function.

Davit Offshore Crane

Offshore Quality

We have carefully selected every component of our davits to withstand the rigours of the offshore environment. All stainless-steel components are minimum grade 316L. All structural steel components are minimum S355. All electrical components are minimum IP65/66. Coating systems comply with corrosion classification ISO 12944 CX

Offshore Servicing

When it comes to service and maintenance, we always provide fully GWO-certified and trained offshore engineers. Our service packages range from a fully planned preventative maintenance schedule to a flexible on-call response. In addition to davits, Granada Cranes can service and inspect SRLs, ladders, hook-on points and a range of safety equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Offshore Lifting Solutions

Davit cranes are portable lifting devices consisting of a rotating arm (davit) and winch system. In offshore activities, they are commonly used for lifting and lowering equipment, tools, and personnel onto offshore platforms, vessels, or wind turbines. Their compact and portable design makes them ideal for installations in marine environments where space is limited.

Davit cranes are versatile and can lift various types of loads, including cargo, equipment, tools, and personnel. They are designed to handle loads of varying weights and sizes, making them suitable for a wide range of offshore activities, from routine maintenance tasks to emergency rescue operations.

Davit cranes are equipped with safety features such as overload protection systems, emergency stop buttons, secondary brakes, and limit switches. These features help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of personnel and equipment during lifting operations offshore. Davit cranes are designed and manufactured to comply with stringent offshore regulations and industry standards, further enhancing their safety and reliability.

Yes, davit cranes can be customised to meet the specific requirements of offshore activities. They can be tailored to accommodate different load capacities, reach requirements, and environmental conditions, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency in offshore operations. Davit cranes can be equipped with various accessories and attachments to enhance their functionality and versatility offshore. 

Our Python Davit is an industry leading davit crane, suitable for offshore lifting requirements.

Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the safe and reliable operation of davit cranes offshore. This may include inspections, lubrication, and testing of safety features according to manufacturer’s recommendations and offshore regulations. Personnel responsible for operating and maintaining davit cranes should receive proper training to ensure safe and efficient operations offshore.

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