Forties platforms to receive Outreach pipe handling equipment

Outreach has won contracts to supply seven pipe handler systems to various platforms in the North Sea and the Middle East.

Offshore staff

FALKIRK, UK – Outreach has won contracts to supply seven pipe handler systems to various platforms in the North Sea and the Middle East.

Four will be delivered to Apache North Sea for the Forties oil platforms, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta.

Two more should be installed by end-November on the drilling rigs Rowan Bob Palmer and Rowan Ralph Coffman.

Outreach adds that all seven of the Palfinger PKM700T knuckle boom systems will be manufactured, delivered, and commissioned over the next few months.

The PKM700T, one of the latest models in the Outreach range, has a 21-m (69-ft) boom and a lifting capacity of 3.5 metric tons (3.8 tons). It is used to transfer pipe from the pipe deck directly to the V-door, catwalk or conveyor, and back.

10/27/2011

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