On April 1, Shanghai Science and Technology Awards Conference was held. ZPMC’s project “key technology and application of 3000-ton offshore hoisting and pipe laying vessel” won the first prize of Shanghai Scientific and Technological Progress Award.
In the marine oil pipe laying equipment market, the majority of foreign companies can only provide single equipment, such as pipe laying equipment or hoisting equipment, few suppliers can provide the hoisting and pipe laying equipment. Confronting with the market condition, ZPMC self-innovated and constructed the domestic first and the world’s advanced 300-ton hoisting and pipe laying vessel. Besides, ZPMC mastered the key technology of pipe laying equipment, and made major breakthrough in 100-ton pipe lay tensioner, 200-ton windlass, control system and so on. Gradually, ZPMC develops into the general contractor of pipe laying vessel and the supplier of hoisting equipment and pipe laying equipment. Its innovation strength goes in front of enterprises in Shanghai.
At present, ZPMC’s innovation achievements have been translated to new competitive products. ZPMC has delivered a few of pipe laying vessels and key pipe laying equipments. At the same time, the achievements were awarded “National Strategic Innovation Product Certificate” and “China International Industry Fair Silver Medal in 2012”.
Recently, the world’s largest 2000-ton gantry crane constructed by ZPMC for Brazil BrasFELS shipyard was put into use. After two week’s function test and load test, the crane got the use license from ABS, and had a good performance in the first lifting task.
At present, BrasFELS shipyard was building FPSO, whose flare tower top was 135 meters away from rail surface. The crane with ultra lifting altitude was needed to install the flare tower. The ZPMC-made 2000-ton gantry crane with the lifting height of 110 meters satisfied the installation needs. It performed excellently in lifting FPSO flare tower, and only used half a day to successfully complete lifting task, greatly reducing the installation cost of renting floating crane or setting up dedicated platform.