Alimak expands offshore elevator range

April 29, 2020
Alimak has introduced the ALIMAK ME passenger and freight elevator for offshore and marine applications.

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLM, SwedenAlimak has introduced the ALIMAK ME passenger and freight elevator for offshore and marine applications.

The system, based on the company’s established traction technology, is available in two car sizes, with capacities of up to 1,600 kg (3,527 lbs), without the need for a machine room.

It comprises a reinforced stainless steel car frame with progressive safety gear in compliance with European regulations, and with the option of hot dip galvanization for high humidity areas.

Emergency scenarios have been factored into the design with an escape hatch in the ceiling of the elevator car, an emergency escape ladder, and LED roof lighting with emergency diodes.

The landing doors are reinforced for marine application and for installation in the welded shaft.

The company has recently been working on new elevators for Equinor’s Johan Castberg FPSO in the Barents Sea; and in the North Sea on Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup and Vår Energi’s Ringhorne projects.

Other deliveries elsewhere include to Sapura Energy and Larsen & Toubro, both for ONGC offshore India.

The ALIMAK ME is designed for living quarters and between deck applications for fixed production platforms, FPSOs, FLNGs, offshore support vessels, jackup and semisubmersible drilling rigs, and for compensation gangways on wind turbine offshore support vessels.

According to the company’s global marketing manager Andreas Magnusson, “elevators must ensure full safety in all offshore scenarios including down time of the vessel. All crew elevators are equipped with ladder and emergency trap doors in a cabin’s ceiling, with an evacuation ladder throughout the entire length of the shaft.

“Furnished landing doors with special emergency opening device make escape safe and without required assistance from the outside.

“Alimak elevators can also be used offshore in high wind conditions when the on-boards may be out of service.”