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NORSOK standards raise safety bar

Although new regulations for davits used in theNorwegian offshore industry will not come into force until 2015 they are already raising the safety bar. The NORSOK regulations apply to davits and lifting appliances used on offshore installations and specify many new design features and safety systems.

Vestdavit has invested heavily to ensure its davits comply with NORSOK standards. That’s why today it is the only quality davit provider with a 6 tonne NORSOK-compliant davit. Recent orders from major offshore operatorsconfirm Vestdavit’s market-leading position.

“It is not just NORSOK, which is Norway-specific,” explains Rolf Andreas Wigand, Vestdavit managing director. “In US waters API 2 will apply and it has many of the same requirements. These new standards are driving operators to raise the safety bar, and they are coming to us with new orders.”

A leading Korean shipyard building a unit for the Norwegian sector of the North Sea for a major operator is the latest to contract a 6 tonne SWL NORSOK R002 davit from Vestdavit. The PLR-6000 pivoting A-frame davit includes all mandatory safety features. The HPU, valves, control systems, electronics cabinets and back up accumulators are all mounted on a separate skid. The system will be fully FAT tested with DNV verification prior to delivery. This will greatly simplify yard installation, saving time and cost.

 

If you would like to read more about Vestdavit, please visit their website here.

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