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Otto Candies LLC and Rapp Marine agree on terms for 150 ton AHC subsea crane

Otto Candies LLC and Rapp Marine agree on terms for 150 ton AHC subsea crane

May 2015: Rapp Marine recently agreed on terms with Otto Candies LLC to deliver a 150 ton AHC crane for one of their vessels. Currently, Rapp Marine has delivered around 450 cranes, however, this is the largest crane Rapp Marine has engineered and built to date. Rapp Marine CEO Helge Vatnehol says “We’re excited for the new challenge presented to us by Otto Candies LLC. Our extensive track record in engineering, manufacturing, and servicing heavy lift deck machinery is now taken a step further, and is in accordance with our strategy of taking a competitive position within load handling systems for the offshore vessel market”.

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The crane will be capable of lifting 150 tons at 17 meters, and it will be certified by Lloyd’s registry. With Active Heave Compensation and a winch capable of storing 3,100 meters of 77mm wire rope, the crane will be fully outfitted for subsea operation. The crane model was designed by Rapp Marine’s Norwegian engineering capabilities, using proven techniques and technologies which will increase performance and reduce the weight of the crane.


Rapp Marine plans on this crane being the first of many cranes capable of lifting heavy loads for offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. Rapp Marine has maintained a working relationship with Otto Candies LLC for many years, providing Electric Active Heave Compensated heavy lift winches as well as service support for several of Otto Candies’ vessels. Rapp Marine was chosen for this project because of their knowledge of heave-comp and their service record.

”In addition to being a leading provider of winches, cranes and deck equipment for research and fishery vessels, this contract is another proof of Rapp Marine being recognised as a competitive supplier of load handling systems in the global offshore market”, says Bjørn Hesthamar, Chairman of Rapp Marine AS and partner at Nord Kapitalforvaltning, the majority owner of the company.

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