Ex Jib crane SONAM Development Project (Nigeria)

5t x 18m Ex Pillar Jib Crane

Sonam Development Project

Eilbeck Cranes has completed another offshore oil & gas project, this time for Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron Nigeria Ltd operating under joint-venture arrangement for the onshore and offshore assets in the Niger Delta region.

Okan PRP Platform.

The jib crane has been installed on the Okan Pig Reciever Platform in the Sonam Field Development Project is located in shelf concession OML 91, Escravos Area, offshore Nigeria, in water depths ranging from 7 metres around Okan to 66 metres at Sonam.

Before shipping to Nigeria the crane had been fully load tested at Eilbeck's Perth manufacturing facility.

Features of the crane:

  • Crane Capacity: 5t
  • Maximum Reach: 18m
  • DAF on structure: 2
  • Lifting Height: 30m
  • Lifting height available for future development / relocation
  • Two slew stop locations (adjustable)
  • Explosion Protection Zone 2 IIA T3 – ATEX
  • Stainless steel explosion proof electrical panel with protection Ex de IIB T4
  • Cast Iron body for motors and limit switch Instead of Aluminum due to offshore corrosive environment
  • Stainless steel C track festoon system
  • Full length galvanized walkway and full service access
  • Xylan fluoropolymer offshore coating for fasteners
  • LED Flood Light on hoist
  • Warning light and horns on motions
  • Anti-condensation heaters in motors and panel
  • Low smoke halogen free cables
  • Stainless steel cable tray
  • Offshore project specific corrosion protection
  • Stainless steel fastener throughout the hoist
  • Bronze rope guide spark resistant
  • Solid Bronze wheels and guide roller
  • Bronze Coated Hook
  • Stainless steel 316 Guards
  • Modular design for containerization during shipment


  • Approved ITP
  • 3rd party inspection During fabrication, painting  and testing
  • Full Load test at manufacturer’s works prior to dispatch
  • Welding as per AWS1.1


  • All as per offshore project requirement

Site Installation:

Site supervision was provided to work alongside the local installation team for installation, commissioning and load testing activates

Crane commissioning at Okan Pig Receiver Platform

We thank CNL, NNPC and our local partner True-Blue Energy Services Limited for their involvement and contribution towards the success of the project.

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