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Hatlapa has extended its range of equipment for the offshore
industry via a licence and co-operation agreement with the
Norwegian company Flowsafe, signed in July.
Flowsafe is located in the heart of the Norwegian offshore
industry and has more than 30 years experience supplying
products to offshore vessels. Hatlapa will further develop, market
and produce products with Flowsafe.
Initially, Hatlapa will expand its product range with stern rollers
and towing pins, explained Joerg Tollmien, joint-Managing
Director of Hatlapa: "Having established ourselves over the last few
years with large winches for the offshore industry, we now intend
to expand our product range and we have the necessary resource
for this now in Uetersen."
There are already some projects for these new products, often
combined with towing winches from Uetersen. Uwe Nickschat,
Hatlapa's offshore expert is optimistic: "We are hoping to secure
orders for these new products later this year."
Meanwhile, the Germany-based marine equipment supplier, is
to supply winches for 12 anchor handling vessels currently being
built by Fincantieri for the German shipowner Hartmann Offshore.
The 'UOS Atlantis' was the first vessel to be fitted out with the
anchor handling and associated winches. It has been operating off
the coast of Egypt for BP since March, 2009. The remaining ships
should be delivered by the middle of 2010.
Hatlapa is also supplying a range of additional deck machinery
to these 12 vessels.
At the heart of this contract is a 260-tonne anchor winch, with a
pulling power of up to 450 tonnes and a holding power of 550 tonnes.
"This is our strongest winch to date," explained Hatlapa's
Product Development Manager, Christian Herzog. "However, this
will not be the end of our development of our range of anchor
handling winches. We are currently building a winch with a
pulling power of 500 tonnes," he continued.
Frank Witt, a service team member directly involved with the
operation of this installation commented: "It was an incredibly proud
moment, seeing this six-metre high winch with its four hydraulic
motors operating exactly as we had designed it. At full power, 1,200
metres from the coast of Italy, the vessel was unable to move even a
metre forward during the pull test. Our winch, which had an 80mm
thick steel rope, was fixed to land and it held the vessel tight.
"This resulted in a pulling power of 200 tonnes, exactly as required.
"Not only is the power of this winch impressive, but also its
physical dimensions. Four hydraulic motors with a power of
440kW make it possible to steplessly control and brake a
3,000-metre-long steel rope, significantly aiding anchor-handling
activities in high seas. The pumps flow 2,500 litres of oil per
minute through the hydraulic motors. That's ten baths-full in less
than a minute. An immense pressure. At full power the winch pulls
nine metres of rope per minute," he added.
For further information contact:
Hatlapa, Germany. Web: www.hatlapa.de
Hatlapa intensifies its offshore business; supplies 12 Fincantieri AHTSs
This impressive, powerful Hatlapa winch is one of 12 to be supplied to
Fincantieri-built AHTS vessels
Focus on DECK MACHINERY
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