Unique control unit for Next Generation Gangway of Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth
Barge Master is a supplier of motion compensation systems for the offshore industry. The Next Generation Gangway is the company's latest innovation. The system transfers people from a ship to, for example, offshore wind turbines or platforms. The machine compensates wave motion, and at the same time stabilizes the gangway for people walking over it. The gangway is also applicable as a crane for light loads. The unique open control unit of the gangway was designed and produced by Merford Cabins, in extensive consultation with Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth.
Attractive divisible wheelhouse for IHC Delta Multi Craft 1050
Groeneveldt Marine Services, a shipbuilder based in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands, is constructing the workboats for IHC’s Beaver Cutter Suction Dredgers. These compact Delta Multi Crafts (DMC) are a helping hand for the CSD boats during dredging operations. They can be deployed as towboats, they are used to replace the cutter heads, or they can refuel the CSD. Merford Cabins has supplied the wheelhouses for the DMC boats since last summer.
Accommodation units and pilot houses for Damen Dredging Equipment
Merford Cabins has been producing pilot houses and accommodation units for Damen Dredging Equipment’s cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) for several years. When Damen Dredging Equipment delivers a cutter suction dredger with accommodation, the pilot house is placed on top of the accommodation unit. This creates a unique living and working environment for the crew on the ship. The cabins are finished in the distinctive Damen style and can be designed to meet the client’s wishes in many areas.
Adapting OBA’s bulk crane: a new front and chair for the control cabin
OBA is a transhipment port for bulk goods in Amsterdam. The company has a terminal in the Netherlands’ capital city’s western docks (Westelijk Havengebied). One of the 60-ton quay cranes was manufactured by Chinese crane construction company ZPMC. OBA decided to improve several features on the crane, such as the layout of the front of the cabin to improve all-round vision, and the operator’s chair in the middle of the cabin. Merford Cabins manufactured a bay window with an ergonomic operator’s chair that has now replaced the front of the cabin.
QC, RTG and checker cabins for Port of Oslo
Oslo is the location of the largest container port in Norway: The Port of Oslo. This port handles a total of 210,000 TEUs per year. To be able to meet the growing demand, the port’s annual capacity will be doubled over the coming years. New RTG and STS cranes will be acquired to realise this goal. Konecranes and Cargotec were contracted by the Port of Oslo to construct these cranes, each equipped with a Merford cabin.