TTS and Ulstein team up for 3D motion compensated cranes 31.05.2017

TTS Group and ULSTEIN have joined forces in providing 3D motion compensated cranes to the offshore industry. This collaboration has resulted in the contract for a TTS Colibri™ motion compensated crane to a newbuild offshore wind SOV project for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. Delivery is planned for Q2, 2018. The new product combines TTS’s competences in crane design and manufacturing with Ulstein’s expertise in innovative motion technology and analysis.

“Two aspects make the TTS Colibri™ unique compared to other solutions in the market,” says Gilbert Rezette, managing director of Ulstein Equipment, a Dutch subsidiary of Ulstein Group. “First of all, our inhouse developed ColibriTM system is a stand-alone add-on device to a standard offshore crane. It adds functionality, while the crane maintains its functionality as a full-fledged offshore crane including deepwater subsea capabilities. But what makes this system truly unique is its ground-breaking anti-sway technology, which also allows to mitigate wind induced motions which act directly on the load.”

The TTS Colibri™ crane will come in a range of three different sizes: 1.0 mT, 3 mT and 7 mT. The first contract is for a 1.0 mT version, where the crane itself still has its capability to lift 3 mT with a 10 mT retrofit option.

“Joining forces has enabled both our companies to offer a serious and commercially very attractive alternative in this market segment,” says Carl Herland, Sales Manager at TTS Offshore Solutions, a subsidiary of TTS Group. “Moreover, the ColibriTM technology is also suitable for retrofitting existing cranes, making it a viable solution for upgrading cranes already in service. Hence, it offers ship-owners the possibility to create more flexibility for their existing fleet.”

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ULSTEIN is active in shipbuilding, ship design, system solutions and handling equipment for vessels servicing the maritime industries, including offshore renewables, offshore oil & gas, cruise and RoPax. Since 1917, ULSTEIN has been associated with innovation and quality in design and delivery. ULSTEIN meets the demanding marine and offshore challenges by embracing change and identifying opportunities.

Ulstein’s vision is to create tomorrow’s solutions for sustainable marine operations. Our portfolio includes a.o.: exploration cruise vessels, SOVs, accommodation work vessels, turbine installation vessels, AHTS, PSVs, seismic vessels, IMR vessels, RoPax vessels, heavy lift vessels, drillships, subsea construction vessels, well intervention vessels, associated innovative lifting and handling equipment and marine automation solutions.

TTS Group is an international corporation that provides handling solutions and access systems for the marine and offshore industries. TTS is one of the top three largest suppliers worldwide in its specialized market segments.

TTS has built a strong market position, based on a diversified product portfolio, in its core shipping markets. TTS aims to create value and increase efficiency for its customers through a dedicated focus on product quality, efficient project execution and customer-oriented services, combined with an innovative approach towards utilizing new technology.

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For more information on this press release please contact

Mr Carl Herland at TTS Offshore Solutions AS., T: +47 94 13 03 90, E: (see also

Mr Nick Wessels, Marketing and Sales Manager, T: +31 6 20430465, E: