Press information Record-breaking Allseas special vessel lifts offshore platforms in one piece

Press information Record-breaking Allseas special vessel lifts offshore platforms in one piece
Press information
Record-breaking Allseas special vessel lifts offshore
platforms in one piece
Bosch Rexroth develops unique global drive and control
solution
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2012-02-29
As the major engineering partner to the Allseas Group, Bosch Rexroth
has developed and engineered the drive and control system solution for
the world’s largest mobile lifting mechanism for offshore installations.
The special vessel equipped with this topside lifting system (TLS),
“Pieter Schelte”, can lift and transport topsides of offshore platforms
with a weight of up to 48,000 tons in one piece. Allseas thus
considerably lowers the costs and risks for offshore assembly and
disassembly. Pieter Schelte is currently being built in South Korea and
will be ready for use in early 2014.
To disassemble topsides of offshore platforms, workers used to have to
manually disassemble the structure into transportable individual parts on the
high seas – work that is both time consuming and hazardous. In the future,
the new special vessel from the Allseas Group will completely lift the
platforms from their steel “jacket” and transport them onto land, making
disassembly considerably safer and more cost-effective. The prerequisite for
that decisive simplification is a topside lifting system (TLS), an innovation
never before seen in such dimensions. The TLS can lift 48,000 tons, which is
equivalent to 80 fully-loaded das Airbus A380s. As engineering partner to the
Allseas Group, Bosch Rexroth developed and engineered the drive and
control system solution and the major components for the TLS. For Allseas
Group Owner Edward Heerema, the engineering is the heart of the project:
“We had to lay the foundation for all of the ship’s functions here. That’s why
nothing could be forgotten: all technical requirements have to be precisely
met and all possible scenarios had to be run through.”
To make that happen, Allseas brought a long-term partner on board: Bosch
Rexroth. Rexroth possesses comprehensive experience in designing and
realizing challenging drive and control solutions for offshore installations and
maritime applications. An international team made of industry specialists and
technology experts developed a TLS drive and control system, based on the
principles as provided by Allseas. “No comparable system has ever been
created before, making this an exciting task, even for our experienced
engineers,” as Project Manager Ron van den Oetelaar explains the challenge
for Bosch Rexroth.
Contact for Journalists:
Bosch Rexroth AG
Susanne Herzlieb
97816 Lohr a. Main
Tel.: +49 9352 18-1573
Fax: +49 9352 18-1812
Bosch Rexroth AG, Corporate Communications, 97814 Lohr a. Main, Germany, www.boschrexroth.com
[email protected]
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In complex co-simulations, Rexroth reviewed the design and dimensioning of
major components with a continuous focus on adhering to high safety
standards. The company-owned software takes both mechanic strengths as
well as specific hydraulic characteristics into consideration. In addition to
engineering products and services, Rexroth also supplies the five-megawatt
central hydraulic power unit as well as numerous key components and
subassemblies for the TLS. The new special vessel is currently being built in
a South Korean shipyard and is set to begin disassembling the first offshore
platforms in early 2014.
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Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control
technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000
customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a
partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation
and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs
and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth
develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the
Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion
euros in revenue in 2010.
To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to
preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the
areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in
fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350
subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are
included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development,
manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than
4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents
worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing
solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.Additional information can be accessed at
Further information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com
Contact for Journalists:
Bosch Rexroth AG
Susanne Herzlieb
97816 Lohr a. Main
Tel.: +49 9352 18-1573
Fax: +49 9352 18-1812
Bosch Rexroth AG, Corporate Communications, 97814 Lohr a. Main, Germany, www.boschrexroth.com
[email protected]
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