Gauthiers’, a Lafayette-based supplier of oil and gas industry containers and support equipment, has introduced a new concept offshore basket unlike any on the market.
The GAUU643 Offshore Basket combines features of gang boxes, offshore baskets, offshore containers and job boxes. A watertight, sealable lid with hydraulic shocks ensures safe and easy lifting and closing. Optional interior shelving provides added functionality for storing tools and other gear. Each container measures 6 feet 9 inches long; 4 feet, 5 inches wide; 3 feet 9 inches high; and weighs 2,500 pounds.
“This is the right tool for the job,” said Gauthiers’ Sales Manager, Brady Allis. “Our customers demanded a robust design, watertight solution, required safety features and we have delivered with the GAUU643.”
Unveiled at Houston’s 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, the creatively designed offshore basket received a positive response from industry professionals.
“It created quite a stir,” Allis said. “No one had seen a gang box quite like this before.”
Each basket and sling is certified to “DNV 2.7-1 Standard for Certification of Offshore Containers-June 2013″ by DNV. Additional certifications include “EN 12079-1: Offshore Containers-Design, Manufacture and Marking” and “IMO MSC/CIR. 860: Guidelines for the Approval of Offshore Containers Handled in Open Seas.”
Gauthiers’ is confident that the basket will exceed the requirements of upcoming offshore container standards currently under development and plans to have DNV update the design approval when the standards are made available to ensure compatibility with the new requirements. The new standards include “ISO 10855: Offshore Container-Design, Manufacture and Marking” and “API 2CCU: Offshore Cargo Container Design, Manufacturing and Inspection.” Additional technical information on the new product and the developing standards is available at http://www.gauthiersrental.com
Units are certified to hold 8,500 pounds and are available for rental or purchase from Gauthiers’ locations in Lafayette and Houma, La. The company will also host product demonstrations later this year for clients in Houston, Texas and Port Fourchon, La.
Gauthiers’ offers sale and rental of offshore containers, baskets and support equipment for domestic and international oil and gas industry customers. The company specializes in DNV 2.7-1/EN12079/ IMO MSC/CIR. 860 certification standards. Gauthiers’ is an active participant on the technical committees of ISO 10855: Offshore Container-Design, Manufacture and Marking and API 2CCU: Offshore Cargo Container Design, Manufacturing and Inspection. The company serves clients locally and globally with locations in Lafayette and Houma, La. For more information, visit http://www.gauthiersrental.com.