Crane LARS

Hydramec are a well-known market in the production of portable A-Frame Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) with over 160 systems currently working offshore. 

Hydramec’s crane LARS can be used on fixed installation or vessels of opportunity, they conform to freight container sizes, making them very popular. We have a proven range of sized to suit different vehicles, available to suit TMS or free swim systems, safe area or Zone 2 also available. Field serviceable parts and components are used to make maintenance easy for use in the most demanding of offshore environments or remote locations.

Crane LARS range from 4tm crane and up to 75tm marine spec cranes, Atex rated Zone 2 electrical systems, Eexd electric motor, hydraulic tank, base and lift frame designed, approved and tested to BS EN 12079 for open seas transfer and weighs up to 16 tonne. Operationally designed, reviewed and approved to Lloyds ‘Code for Lifting Appliances in a Marine Environment’ 2003 and certified for use in sea state 6 (3G). We can offer our standard as above or bespoke LARS to meet any client requirements, including safe area, free swimming with latch and recovery winch.

Crane LARS are Lloyds approved for freestanding use up to 300m water depth which greatly improves the mobilisation time and customer appeal for rig installation.

This LARS can be offered with tether or Main Lift umbilical winches, lift winches for handling deck ROV’s, cargo or launching smaller survey equipment such as sonar, grabs, CPT’s, sampling deck equipment, dacon scopes and oil spill control equipment; all with constant tension or AHC as options.