Energy Cranes hooks ONGC refurbishment contract

Energy Cranes International has won a multi-million-dollar contract with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. to refurbish 22 American Aero cranes now on the Mumbai High field.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Energy Cranes International has won a multi-million-dollar contract with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. to refurbish 22 American Aero cranes now on the Mumbai High field.

"ONGC have had a long and successful relationship with Energy Cranes as original equipment manufacturer of some 70 cranes in their current fleet," says Graham Thomson, Energy Cranes COO for the Middle and Far East. "As part of their Hydrocarbon Vision 2025, ONGC have been benchmarking standards in technology and safety against international best-in-class performers and have been working with regulatory bodies to address crane integrity, safety, and availability issues."

Offshore cranes require periodic major overhaul or refurbishment to return them to their original condition and to incorporate updated safety and control features, Energy Cranes says. Since the 1980s, Energy Cranes has carried out these overhauls offshore without removing the cranes from the platform.

8/28/2007

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