As the offshore installations associated with the production of oil grew in size so did the capacity of heavy lift equipment. In the Gulf of Mexico it was found that heavy lift cranes mounted on conventional flat bottom barges would perform at a tolerable workability rate. In the North Sea, on the other hand, the performance of these vessels became marginal at best. Some improvement was realized with the introduction of the heavy lift crane ships, but this was not sufficient to provide for an efficient year around operation offshore in these hostile waters. This fact led Heerema to design and have built two identical lift semi-submerisble crane vessels, the "Balder" and the "Hermod", both of which are now in operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual OTC held in Houston, Texas April 30-May 3, 1979, Volume 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Klug, S
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00195854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM