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Engineering

Engineering

Engineering

Engineering

Engineering represents an important part of Nordic Crane's activities and brings a new dimension to carrying out lifting and transport operations.

Our team includes highly qualified engineers, with solid theoretical knowledge and practical experience, and highly qualified professionals who afford us the expertise necessary to carry out even the most demanding lifting and transport operations.

Advanced 3D animation tools allow complex lifting operations to be planned with millimetre accuracy and ensure welcome predictability and greater safety when operations are carried out. In addition to planning operations, our engineers possess solid expertise and experience in engineering and all types of regulations and standards, allowing them to offer complete engineering services within all sorts of lifting and transport.

Detailed planning of lifting and transport operations

Market growth and strict safety and quality requirements mean that a steadily increasing number of customers are demanding detailed planning with written procedures and documentation in advance of operations. Planning a lifting operation in detail using 3D computer simulations means in practice that our engineers will review and quality assure the entire lifting operation before it is carried out. This review allows us to easily verify the feasibility of all stages of an operation. Tools allow us to plan precisely where the crane needs to be, check the height of the lift and the clearance necessary to avoid obstacles, and also document the crane’s capacity at all stages. This also constitutes an extra risk assessment in addition to the obligatory risk assessment that is always carried out by our operators before each and every operation. This form of planning is thus an extra safeguard that further contributes to safe and efficient operations.

Installation studies

As a provider of lifting and transport services we traditionally become involved at the final stage of a project once construction elements have been prefabricated and are ready for installation. At this stage of a project all the general conditions have been defined long ago and we are often forced to use less cost-effective solutions and equipment for the installation work. We therefore offer our customers consultancy services that enable them to take advantage of our special expertise in lifting and transport through the delivery of an installation study.

The scope of an installation study varies according to the needs of the customer and includes advice in the form of evaluations of alternative installation solutions. In this phase different alternative installation methods are compared based on criteria such as feasibility, execution time, total costs, risks, uncertainty, etc. This provides customers with a solid basis on which to choose the right design that results in the most cost-effective and safe execution of the project. At the same time, customers often gain useful information about possible design changes that can make new, efficient installation methods feasible.

Design and engineering

Our engineers have long, in-depth experience in drawing, designing and documenting all types of lifting and transport equipment. In addition to being able to develop and design equipment for our own operations, we can also offer our customers the delivery of complete, specially designed lifting and transport equipment, the design and engineering of straps and rigging systems, etc.

Examples of typical design and engineering projects:

  • Delivery of specially designed crane spreaders with a minimum hook height for transformers
  • Delivery of specially designed section-based lifting beam
  • Drawing and engineering of specially adapted strap systems
  • Delivery of engineering documentation for existing equipment or lifting points
  • Design, engineering and delivery of load distribution plates for cranes
  • Design, engineering and delivery of transport A frame for concrete elements
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    4312 SANDNES

    References

    LTR1100 Draugen

    When one offshore crane on Draugen platform crashed during a load test alternative load handling devices had to be developed urgently. Read more →

    Special design of lifting gear

    Engineering department at Nordic Crane regularly delivers specially designed lifting equipment to various customers in the offshore and onshore industry. Read more →

    Ormen Lange Test Pit

    In connection with the construction of a test pool for a subsea compression system at Shell's Ormen Lange plant in Aukra, Nordic Crane Stangeland was commissioned with loading up all the components from Aker's yard in Egersund, unloading them at Aukra, and transporting them through the facility to the test pit. Read more →