MacGregor Launches New Active Heave Compensated Fiber Rope Crane

Smaller and lighter heave-compensated cranes for deep water lifting.  (February 1, 2016)

Full capacity to max depth

Unlike wire rope cranes, MacGregor fiber rope cranes retain maximum load capacity all the way down to maximum depth. With fiber rope, MacGregor has overcome the limitations of steel wire for deep water lifting. MacGregor’s active heave compensated Fiber rope cranes will deliver the load safely to maximum depth with the maximum Safe Working Load (SWL) available all the way down.

Gentle rope handling

Gentle rope handling and a controlled environment safeguard the fiber rope, guaranteeing a long lifetime. MacGregor fiber rope cranes use a novel capstan developed by Parkburn as a traction winch. A well proven de-tensioning system, the Parkburn capstan makes use of a unique construction with interlocking fingers to gently de-tension the rope. 

MacGregor Launches New Active Heave Compensated Gangway

MacGregor heave-compensated electro-hydraulically operated gangway (February 1, 2016)

A complete, active-heave compensated gangway designed for efficient and safe transfer of personnel to fixed offshore installations. The standard gangway features three compensating motions however, the system can be upgraded flexibly to include further pedestal movements for extreme motions, based on our award-winning 3-axis motion crane technology.

The system has a small footprint, its unique design allowing personnel to access the gangway during all compensation movements and in all positions. Multiple redundant, real-time sensors work together with the control system to guarantee safety. This sophisticated system makes operation, together with warnings and alarms simple and clear, giving the operator deviation feedback and either automatically choosing the correct sensor reading or prompting for action.