BARDEX COMPLETES A LOAD-OUT & RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR OPERATION IN QATAR

GOLETA, California, U.S.A., September 2012

Working under a contract from Qatar Petroleum, Bardex has designed, manufactured and successfully tested a skidding system for the Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, at the Port of Ras Laffan, Qatar. The Bardex system comprises two gripper jacks each rated to provide a 650 tonne force to push/pull vessels and offshore structures up to 13,000 tonnes in weight for load-out or recovery. Each gripper jack is supplied by a 200 hp diesel driven hydraulic power unit which has sophisticated sensing equipment and instrumentation to assure both gripper jacks are precisely synchronized.