Verlinde hoists are used by Gulf Drilling International, a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, for its oil and gas drilling machines and equipment.
TPC Crane, Verlinde´s sole distributor based in Abu Dhabi, carried out the installations. Gulf Drilling international was looking for a solution to handle its oil wells and rigs with precise assembly and positioning and for a minimum of hook displacement during hoist movement.
Based on these requirements, Verlinde´s Eurobloc VT Wire Hoist was used as it provides low hook displacement in comparison to other manufacturers. In addition, the Eurobloc VT Wire hoist is able to obtain a maximum hook approach on the application area thanks to the larger diameter of its rope drum.
The cranes have a maximum load capacity of 30 tons. Gulf Drilling International chose Verlinde and TPC Crane as the firms offer unparalleled equipment reliability as well as excellent support and service.