PALFINGER has landed an order for the FPSO vessel “Anna Nery” for the second time. Not only will the ship be equipped with cranes, lifeboats and davits, but also with pneumatic fenders for ship-to-ship operations.
The FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading unit) “Anna Nery” is located 200 kilometers off the coast of Brazil. There, the vessel supports offshore oil and gas production in the Marlim field of the Campos Basin. PALFINGER supplies boats and davits to the largest project thus far by Malaysian-flagged energy infrastructure and technology company, Yinson. Now the company has received another order for high-strength, robust fenders.
In addition to two electro-hydraulic stiff boom cranes, a rescue boat and four lifeboats with the corresponding davits as well as five additional liferaft davits, PALFINGER is to equip the FPSO with three pneumatic fenders. The extremely wear-resistant fenders measure 3.3 meters by 4.5 meters and are installed to keep sufficient distance from other vessels or quays and to prevent damage. They act as buffers against the forces that can be extreme at times when mooring ship-to-ship on the high seas. Delivery of the fenders is scheduled for January 2022.
Reliable solutions compliant with latest regulations
As the FSPO “Anna Nery” will be operating in Brazilian waters, the equipment delivered is in full compliance with major Brazilian regulatory standards. Beyond that, the boats and davits sold to the project have to meet the requirements of the Brazilian oil enterprise Petrobras, as well as the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations.
This order confirms PALFINGER’s strong position in the South American market. A particular advantage is the close proximity of the Marine Service Station in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro. This means that service and maintenance work can be carried out professionally and promptly.
As a global partner for innovative and reliable deck equipment and lifesaving appliances, PALFINGER's marine business supplies high-quality products to fulfill standardized and customized demands. Supported worldwide by a network of experienced and skilled specialists, we provide flexible and efficient service solutions. Our portfolio gives a competitive edge for customers in the maritime and offshore industry.
ABOUT PALFINGER AG
The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the global leader for innovative crane and lifting solutions. With a workforce of approximately 10,800, 34 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and service centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER is always close to the customer.
As the leader in its engineering field, the company aims to ensure its partners’ business success in the long term by providing solutions and products that remain economically and ecologically viable in the future. Its broad product and model portfolio allow PALFINGER to take digitalization and the deployment of artificial intelligence to new levels.
As a global company with strong roots in its home region, PALFINGER is convinced that thinking and acting in the interest of sustainability plays a vital role in successful business operations. That is why the company assumes social, ecological and economic responsibility along the entire value chain.
PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1999 and in 2020 achieved a revenue of EUR 1.53 billion.