LARS - Launch & Recovery System
The Giant Octopus LARS is designed for optimal operational efficiency and minimal maintenance and service. The cost of the maintenance and service is extremely low and it does not suffer the expense of more complex systems. The crane and the umbilical hose reel are fixed on a platform that rotate 360° on the flat rack. In addition, the crane can also rotate 360° on the same platform. This way the skimmer is very easy to deploy and recover in all conditions. It also allows for easy cleaning or maintenance. The crane can be transformed to an all purpose deck crane when detached from the umbilical hose and be used for general duty or winch operation. This is due to its’ exceptionally long reach and lifting capacity plus the cranes independent 360o degree operation.
The whole system can be powered by the DESMI 180Kw diesel hydraulic power pack or any external hydraulic system with a capacity of 320l/min at 210bar. With the DESMI power pack the Giant Octopus skimmer can be operated at full capacity including the brush rails, thrusters and the twin DESMI DOP 250 Dual pumps.
Dimension: 6,058 x 2,438 x 4.3 m
Weight with oil: 16,500 kg
NOFO standard hydraulic connection:
Hydraulic supply: 1¼”Snap Tite 371-3C16-20pp
Return: 1½” TEMA Flat Face FF 100 16-150 RV
Drain: ½” TEAM 5010 RV