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            Heavy Lifting

            The growing world population and the emerging economies are the driving force behind the increased demand for energy. Heavy floating cranes are used for building up and constructing installations for extracting energy at sea. The cargo carried by these ships is generally huge and very valuable. An ergonomically responsible and safe work environment for the crane operator is of essential importance to guarantee that the work process runs smoothly and efficiently.

            Safe and reliable
            Cabin operators are pivotal in the operation of cranes. And the cranes in turn are pivotal to everything that happens on the ship. Merford Cabins develops, produces and supplies operator cabins for cranes on heavy lifting ships. At sea, far from the coast, a ship like this is a world on its own. Users must be able to rely blindly on the cabins. Furthermore, the equipment must be designed for the heavy and aggressive weather conditions that can prevail at sea. Safety and reliability are essential. 

            Health and effectiveness
            Optimal operating options, excellent visibility, temperature control and the prevention of reflections are aspects that we specifically adjust for every situation. In addition, the sitting and working position are of major importance for the operator’s physical health and consequently his/her effectiveness. We create an ergonomically responsible work environment for you that results in higher productivity.

            Additional information
            If you would like to know how we can ensure that operators can do their work as efficiently as possible and in the best possible health in your own situation, contact us without obligation for a meeting with our specialists by using the link on the right side of this page. If you want to learn more about our operator cabin solutions for this sector, click here to view the product range of Merford Cabins for heavy lifting.

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