Modulift Makes DNV-Approved Spreaders Systems Available

With the increase in demand in the lifting industry for the ability to produce DNV approved products, Modulift, Dorset, UK, are proud to announce that they have just completed their second bespoke Spreader System with full DNV product approval. As part of the approval process Modulift underwent a series of inspections on design, manufacture and testing to gain certification for their Spreaders in the following categories; conformity for manufacture and testing, and design review. Both Spreader Systems are to be used on the Pluto LNG Project in Western Australia. Woodside’s A$12 billion Pluto LNG Project is set to become the fastest developed LNG project from discovery of the gas field in 2005 to first gas in late 2010. Approved for development in July 2007, the foundation project will process gas from the Pluto and Xena gas fields, located in the Carnarvon Basin about 190 km north-west of Karratha, Western Australia.

Nick Latham, Chairman of Modulift Group commented, “Following the successful delivery of the DNV certified spreaders for Pluto LNG, we are delighted that we are now introducing the Modulift 271 range to answer the requests for higher specification products for demanding environment of marine lifting”.

“The Modulift 271 range is supplied as standard with a test certificate, a certificate of conformity and is designed for temperature conditions down to -20C. It is also available off the shelf”.

For those customers who require the ultimate in certification and quality control for the most rigorous project specification, Modulift also offer a Spreader System manufactured to a design approved by DNV and witnessed by DNV surveyors throughout the fabrication process and proof load testing. The Spreader Systems are supplied with a design review report and certificate of conformity for manufacture and testing, issued by DNV.