Successful installation of Alpa Crane Control System

Alpa has successfully upgraded the control systems of two offshore cranes on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) for a large international oil company. The old OEM control systems were replaced with the new Alpa Crane Control System (ACCS-1500) with integrated Condition Monitoring System.

The cranes are over 25 years old, and although they are still structurally sound, the control systems’ functionality has become obsolete and the spare parts are now unavailable.

The ACCS-1500 control system offers increased adaptability to new or existing offshore cranes. Its modular design allows for efficient customization for various crane designs and user preferences. The system offers flexible integration, from smaller material handling cranes to more advanced offshore cranes and subsea AHC-cranes.

Gunnar Gjeldvik, CEO at Alpa, commented: “Replacing the aging cranes with a completely new crane system is not cost-effective. As a rule of thumb, the offshore replacement service is at least 3-4 times the cost the crane itself. Replacing the control system and modifying the existing crane to fulfill today’s safety and functionality requirements makes more financial sense than investing in a completely new crane system.


Alpa have signed a frame agreement for service and modifications onboard Swire Seabed’s vessels

The agreement opens for support from Alpa and other companies within the Axess Group.

The agreement gives Swire Seabed guaranteed Alpa Personnel availability and will in addition to service and modification also give Swire Seabed access to design, engineering and inspection capacities within the Axess Group. 

The agreement lasts for three years, with two additional optional periods (2 x 3 years).

Alpa Service Team demonstrates robust engineering competence

Our team has executed a series of service provisions to some of the most reputable oil and gas companies worldwide. Here’s a list of our recent successful deliveries:

Long-term crane maintenance agreement with Statoil for offshore installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Inspection and overhaul of 30 mt Active Heave Compensated (AHC) winch for Swire Seabed.

Installation and commissioning of extra brake for personnel lift for an international offshore drilling contractor.

Riser handling and installation for a major offshore production company’s FPSO in Ghana.

These service agreements enabled us to showcase our capacities in various engineering disciplines, as well as boost our collaboration with our customers in the offshore and marine industry.

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Compact and lightweight utility winches for Gullfaks A

Alpa has successfully delivered three 5 mt utility winches for Gullfaks A oil and gas field in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Due to the compact and lightweight design, the client’s existing pneumatic winches were replaced seamlessly.

The winch has a unique low load mode, which enables the operator to utilize either full lifting capacity or reduced lifting capacity, whenever needed. The winches were delivered with radio remote control for safe and long-range operations.

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Alpa winch systems exhibit high-profitability

We are proud to announce that we have received three repeat order procurements for our Alpa Winch Systems in the last few months. This signifies our clients' recognition that our products provide high reliability and high return on investment.

The Alpa winch is designed according to NORSOK R-002 Annex K, which allows lifting above hydrocarbon pressurized systems, e.g., drilling area (live wells). The system is the only one of its kind in the market.

Two of the systems are to be used in the UK Continental Shelf while the other one will be utilized in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The capacity of these winches ranges from 18 mt to 45 mt.

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Offshore Crane Maintenance and Modification

Alpa AS continues to provide service, maintenance and modification of offshore cranes and other cranes for Statoil at numerous of the company’s installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The agreement has a duration of 4 years plus three optional periods of 4 years each. The contract’s potential is 16 years.

We have been working together with Statoil since 2006 and the award of this contract is a statement that we provide safe, efficient and cost effective solutions for Statoil.

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