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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Vestdavit secures Besiktas seismic chase boat davit orders

NORWAY-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted to supply work boat and man overboard davits for four specially designed chase vessels which will support Norwegian seismic major PGS’ fleet of seismic ships. The ships are to be built at Turkey’s BEŞIKTAŞ GEMI İNŞA A.Ş. yard for Faroe Island shipowner P/F Thor, which has chartered the vessels to PGS.

Vestdavit Area Sales Manager Sven Arild Wågsæther says, “This is our first contract with this important shipyard group and we are very happy that they recognise the importance of having durable and reliable equipment on these specialised vessels. The workboat davit for each vessel will be our PLR-15000 davit with a SWL of 15 tonnes. These are the largest single-point lifting davits we have designed. We see seismic work boats becoming larger and larger, and operators need a simple but robust and reliable davit which will launch and recover heavy workboats safely in tough conditions, day in and day out. This davit will consistently and safely handle a loaded workboat in sea states up to  4 / 5, and is both easy to maintain and simple to operate.”

 Thor’s 64 m chase vessels will be delivered beginning 2014 and enter service to assist PGS operations worldwide. Key tasks are operational support, offshore bunkering, crew change assistance, replenishment of provisions and spare parts, and maintenance of seismic equipment while at sea. Support capabilities include Ice Class 1A, passenger capacity for transporting a full seismic crew, extra work boat, towing, and fuel and fluid transfers. 

In addition to the PLR-15000 davit each vessel will also be equipped with a Vestdavit PLR-7000 davit for man overboard boat handling.

 For downloadable graphics of the PLR-15000 davit go to: http://tinyurl.com/d4k5r4g or email john@merlinco.com

 VIST VESTDAVIT at Nor-Shipping Hall C Stand C05-32i

 Vestdavit designs, supplies and supports tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea. Its range of boat handling systems and davits are the first choice of navies, coastguards, seismic survey operators, pilot authorities and offshore operators who need to be able to operate small boats safely from larger vessels. Since 1975 Bergen-based Vestdavit has supplied over 1,900 davits and side and stern launch systems. They have proven themselves over more than 30 years use in the North Sea and other harsh environments around the world. Self-tensioning and shock absorbing systems ensure crew safety and widen the operational window for the users. Vestdavit’s key focus is on operational effectiveness, safety and the reliability of its equipment. www.vestdavit.no

 For more information:                                  
Rolf Andreas Wigand                                   
+ 47 99 46 48 62                                          

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