“Our crew at Stewart Marine Ltd is very happy with the Heila cranes onboard the Viking Energy,” says Graham Stewart, owner of Stewart Marine based in Fife, Scotland.
Neptune Marine recently delivered a EuroCarrier 2611 with a DP1 system to Stewart Marine. Graham Stewart believes that the future lies in renewable energy at sea from wind and tide and plans to use the vessel, named Viking Energy, to provide a variety of marine services for the offshore renewables sector. The Viking Energy will be used for cable laying operations, subsea cable protection and support for the offshore wind farms.
Graham Stewart needed two marine cranes to carry out the operations on board the Viking Energy. The choice fell on Heila cranes. “I am familiar with Heila cranes from my days as a tug/multicat master. I have met their service engineers many times on various vessels, which gave me a positive feeling about Heila.”
Graham Stewart chose an HLRM 230/4SL and an HLRM 140/3S because they have a great track record and are both powerful additions to his EuroCarrier vessel. “Cranes are very important on a vessel like this. The lack of a strong crane really limits your scope of work and project capabilities. The Viking Energy is currently active in a busy dredge support project, and the cranes are in use every day handling heavy pipelines and anchors. We are happy with the excellent performance of the Heila cranes.”