Swan Hunter have recently awarded the fabrication contract for a new build modular basket carousel in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The in-house modular design, allows the carousel to be offered in 15m – 28m diameters, providing storage capacities of 2000Te – 7000Te.
Package Manager, Hamish Cullens, remarked;
“This contract award marks another promising step forward for Swan Hunter. The carousel design also permits conversion to a reel type carousel, and in conjunction with existing spooling towers within the Swan Hunter rental fleet, offers clients a versatile equipment solution in the oil and gas and renewables flexlay markets”.
Long lead item orders have been placed, and specialist machining and component assemblies are already underway. Full scale fabrication is planned to start in September 2017, with completion due the beginning of Q1 2018.