Granada Material Handling to Supply Beatrice Davit Cranes

Bladt Industries A/S has awarded a contract to Manchester-based company Granada Material Handling for the design, manufacturing, delivery and commission of 30 davit crane units for the Beatrice offshore wind farm.

Each of the Granada ‘Python’ crane units has been specifically designed for Beatrice and the marine environment in which it will operate. One ‘Python’ crane unit will be fitted to each of the 30 platforms being supplied by Bladt Industries.

Each Python crane unit measures approximately 4m in height, 7.5m in radius, and weighs 2,000kg. The maximum lifting capacity of 1,250kg is needed to hoist the heavier serviceable components from the supply vessel to the laydown area on the platforms of the foundation platform.

The company is already now looking to place orders and sub-contract specialist areas of work to other UK businesses, and will deliver the crane units over an 8-month period.

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