Davit Cranes

Granada Cranes manufacture and supply around 75% of the davit cranes for UK offshore wind farms with thousands currently in use. We’re trusted by industry-leading developers such as Equinor, RWE, SSE and Scottish Power. And we have global reach spanning the USA, Europe, Middle East and Australasia.

With capacities from 1te-3te and radiuses from 3m-7m, we cover fixed/floating and near-shore/far-shore. One of our offshore specialists would be happy to give in-depth advice.

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

Industry Leading Davit Crane Manufacturer

Introducing, the latest generation Python Davits.

Designed and manufactured by Granada Cranes, world-leading offshore foundation crane specialists, these latest generation Python Davits provide a lifting capability that sets new standards of reliability and efficiency.

Such is the build quality of these advanced, innovative cranes that they are approved for use with turbines from all major manufacturers and all foundation designs (transition piece, jacket and floating platforms).

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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).

Offshore Cranes

Davit Crane Key

Patented main boom and other key facts about Python Davit foundation cranes:

  1. Radius 2m to 8m as standard
  2. Capacity 1te on single fall rope, up to 3te on 2 fall rope – easy change of configuration from 1 to 3te capacity without the need for transport of additional lifting equipment to the platform
  3. 316L Stainless steel brackets c/w nylon sheaves
  4. Lift heights up to 40m
  5. Drive train and slew mechanism from world class supply chain partners
  6. SCADA connection available
  7. Electrical control systems can be integral to the crane or remote mounted (plug and play)
  8. Control Panel Board. Including light tower, socket and sounder
  9. Baseplate design to suit foundation. (Transition piece or Jacket)
  10. IP 67 cable seal
  11. Manual slew drive 335˚ rotation (full rotation & electrical slew as option)
  12. Full offshore safety system (AOPS, MOPS, ELL System)
  13. Full 316L Stainless steel hook block
  14. Duplex corrosion classification of galvanisation and organic paint system
  15. Nylon parking station for hook block
  16. Emergency access and egress approved

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