Solutions by Thern: Portable Davit Cranes for a Cleaner Waterway

Portable davit cranes assist in the difficult handling of oil-skimmers, used to clean our waterways.

The Client:

DESMI manufacture, sell and service pumping solutions and clean up systems worldwide. Founded in Denmark in 1834, DESMI is one of Denmark’s oldest companies and their pumping solutions are sold worldwide within marine & offshore, industry, defense & fuel, and utility for applications like seawater cooling, ballast water, chocolate, molasse, aquaculture, district heating, and cooling, etc. Within the segment enviro-clean, their environmental solutions are made for oil spill clean-up, seaweed, and clean waterways.

The Challenge:

Oil-skimmers are used to recover oil in ports, rivers, lakes, and from the sea. The oil skimmers are heavy, smeared in oil, and difficult to handle due to the constant movement of the sea. Safe handling during deployment and recovery requires reliable and heavy-duty crane solutions that withstand the harsh environment at sea.

Thern’s Solution: Stationary Davit Crane

Thern’s commander series crane provided the perfect combination of portability and power to get the job done. Dressed in a sleek grey Epoxy finish, the commander crane provided a corrosion-resistant layer to protect from harsh environments. Our davit cranes were able to lift and lower the oil skimmers with ease, and DESMI was able to fully focus on the task at hand, cleaning up oil spills to keep a clean waterway.


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