Bayards, Barge Master to Develop Motion Compensated Helideck
Bayards Aluminium Constructies, a specialist in light weight and maintenance free structures for the offshore industry, has paired up with Barge Master, a pioneer in motion compensated equipment for the offshore industry, to design the first aluminium Motion Compensated Helideck.
The new Motion Compensated Helideck (MCH) is driven by three actuators compensating two translations (sway and heave) and one rotation (roll) of the vessel it is installed on. This ensures that the platform stays in an earth fixed steady position and that the influence of sea induced vessel motions will no longer be a limiting factor for offshore operations.
Both Bayards and Barge Master will be at OTC 2014, in Houston, at booth 2531 in Hall D.
Press release, May 5, 2014; Image: Barge Master