Video: Two Sennebogen 6130 HMC for offshore loading

ASCO is an international oilfield support services company on the Scottish coast. With two new SENNEBOGEN 6130 mobile harbor cranes, the reliable loading of goods is ensured even under the harshest conditions.

Located in Peterhead on the northeast coast of Scotland, ASCO is in the center of the oil and gas extraction industry that prevails in the North Sea. In 1973, ASCO, a young company at the time, opened the first logistics base there – it has been a success story for the enterprise and for the region. Today ASCO is active in 13 countries and annually moves 1.7 million tons of goods to supply innumerable offshore platforms in the world’s oceans.

To meet the increasing competitive demands the decision was made to acquire two new mobile harbor cranes. After an extensive project planning phase, the choice was made for the SENNEBOGEN 6130 HMC. In Norway the company had already had good experience with these machines, which are specially designed for offshore loading. In mid 2013 the responsible Sales and Service Partner, E. H. Hassells & Sons Ltd, was able to officially transfer the machines.

Approximately 47-55 offshore vessels a week are loaded and unloaded in the Peterhead Supply Base. The ships supply oil and gas extraction platforms with all materials, starting with food products and extending to drilling and construction material. Consequently, availability and speed are the important criteria for the upstream on-shore logistics.


Maarten Zijlmans

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