25/11/2020 - 12:40 pm

Global Gravity and Verton become partners in offshore safety

Two international innovators in heavy lifting are joining forces to improve safety on offshore platforms. Global Gravity has engaged Verton to be the agent in Australia for its world-first TTRS, Tubular Transport Running System – TubeLock. This all-in-one pipe handling system allows all loading and preparation to be done onshore, making offshore handling smarter and safer.

Verton Australia is a suitable partner for this product, as its gyroscopic lifting beams are the first in the world to allow hands-free heavy lifting, which make taglines obsolete and set a new standard in safe lifting.

In addition, Global Gravity has signed on to be Verton’s agent in Denmark, strengthening the relationship and making safe lifting more widely available.

Managing director of Verton, Trevor Bourne, is excited by the possibilities created by combining these technologies. He says, “Global Gravity’s TubeLock system integrates seamlessly with Verton’s lifting beams and spreader bars, providing significantly faster and safer operations.

“TubeLock has an impressive list of benefits, including the reduction of handling by 50%, and increasing deck space on offshore rigs by 60% due to its streamlined design, which also optimizes workflow by merging storage and running in one operation.

“The addition of Verton’s wireless lifting products adds significant additional efficiency and safety.

“Our lifting devices remotely orientate loads into position without the need for taglines. Our gyroscopes and smart control systems remove the need for personnel to be near or beneath loads, which is of particular priority in the challenging conditions on offshore platforms.”

COO, Tom Rasmussen said that they were looking forward to this mutually beneficial collaboration, and an upcoming joint event. He says, “We see great potential in offering the unique combination of Global Gravity´s TubeLock and Verton´s innovative lifting technology to our clients in the offshore drilling industry. The combination will increase the safety of handling pipes offshore with no personnel in direct contact with the pipes and fewer handlings.

“The industry needs an innovative and strong solution to optimise workflow offshore in order to create safer and more efficient pipe handling, eliminating expensive downtime – this is it,” he said.

Verton Australia is a smart technology company which is reinventing lifting operations after developing what is believed to be the world’s first, remote-controlled load orientation system that provides immediate safety and productivity benefits. Verton’s Everest series offers the biggest improvement in productivity and efficiency since the crane was invented by providing the ability for hands free lifting operations.

Global Gravity provides optimisation of pipe handling processes within all types of well interventions and drilling operations around the world. It aims to give its customers great cost savings in combination with the safest and most effective Tubing Transportation and Running System (TTRS). TubeLock works with all types of pipe used by offshore drilling rigs.

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