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Six Heila cranes on board of polar research vessel Sir David Attenborough

Six Heila cranes on board of polar research vessel Sir David Attenborough

Heila Cranes is proud to have been selected as supplier of marine cranes for the Sir David Attenborough. The scope of supply covers six cranes, all offshore rated and to be used for various purposes. The Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead is building the polar research vessel, which will be owned and operated by NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS). It is one of the most sophisticated floating research facilities designed for operating in 2019 in both Antarctica and the Arctic.

Heila is set to deliver the main crane soon. This HR 2050/35-2BJ crane is already positioned in the testing area and ready for pre-commissioning. Heila will ship the main crane in separate sub-assemblies to the Cammel Laird shipyard. Two HLRM 170-4SL cranes are in Heila’s factory for final assembly. The other cranes will follow shortly during the first half of this year.

An additional 7th landing craft crane has recently been added to the original contract. Heila delivers the HLM 10-2S for harbour use to Exeter Fabrication who is building a landing craft intended for polar research vessel Sir David Attenborough.

Scope of supply:
– 1 Main Crane, model HR 2050/35-2BJ, offshore rated
– 2 Research Cranes, model HLRM 170-4SL, offshore rated
– 1 Provisions Crane, model HR 200/16-2BJ, offshore rated
– 1 Port Side Deck Service Crane, model HLRM 170-4SL, offshore rated
– 1 Starboard Side Deck Service Crane, model HR 300/21-2BJ, offshore rated
– 1 Landing Craft crane, model HLM 10-2S, harbour use, not offshore rated

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