Mammoet, the world's largest engineered heavy lifting and transport service provider, has announced that it has formally acquired Land & Marine’s linear winch fleet and associated pipe pulling equipment from J Murphy & Sons.
The purchase of the winches by Mammoet includes two state-of-the-art 800 tonne capacity linear winches, which are unique to the industry, their innovative design is patented and allows socket passing under load as well as utilizing advanced hydraulic controls for accurate monitoring.
This results in less downtime and increased project efficiency. Also added to the Mammoet portfolio are several smaller linear winches ranging from 100 T to 300 T, and a range of drum winches.
The equipment will be added to Mammoet’s Offshore Services equipment fleet, said the company in a statement.
This latest addition in equipment offers an ideal complement to the existing capabilities of Mammoet Offshore Services in providing tailored engineering expertise, and equipment to deliver complex marine and offshore and nearshore pulling projects, it stated.
The acquired assets will support the Mammoet Offshore Services team in continuing their focus in developing the offshore riser, umbilical, and cable pulling operations. Murphy / Land & Marine will continue to offer installation engineering support to future Mammoet linear winch operations, it added.
Barnaby Mills, General Manager for Mammoet (Offshore Services) said Land & Marine has a well-established reputation in the linear winch hire and pipe pulling market that Mammoet Offshore Services will uphold their standards whilst broadening our overall offshore services offering.
"The Land & Marine legacy, its specialist experience, combined with Mammoet’s innovative approach, makes for an exciting combination moving forward," noted Mills.
Andrew Ball, Murphy’s Natural Resources Sector Director, said with Mammoet’s global network, Offshore Services will successfully continue the legacy of Land & Marine linear winch hires.
The global footprint of Mammoet will allow the company to offer its customers more effective solutions to nearshore & offshore pipeline and cable pulling, he added.-TradeArabia News Service