Using its BM-T700 motion compensation platform, Barge Master successfully supported the installation of the permanent connection bridge (151mT, 42.5x3.5x3.5m) for the Shell Malampaya production platform in the Philippines. Barge Master was contracted by Boskalis to perform this delicate task. The motion compensation platform significantly increased the reliability and predictability of this critical operation by eliminating roll, pitch and heave motions of the vessel on its load.
The BM-T700 is a modular motion compensation platform with a payload capacity of 700 mT, also able to accommodate for a crane with an average capacity of 160 mT at 12 meters radius. The platform compensates waves up to significant wave height of 2.5 meters. It consists of containerized units, which can easily be transported and be assembled within 10 working days. The triangular shaped platform is not moving relative to the fixed world, in order to increase the safety and workability of various offshore operations.