“This new basket optimizes available space and gives our customers more flexibility. Why use a 26-foot basket when all you need is a 12 foot one?" notes Garett Gauthier.
Lafayette, La. (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Gauthiers’ has announced a new offshore basket that better optimizes rig space by minimizing the unit’s footprint while accommodating a variety of joints, collards, wire and tools. The GAUU 126 basket is the 12th new model added to the company’s standard line of products in the last two years.
The basket, which has received type approval for mass production, was designed in response to drilling contractor requests for a mid-size offshore storage and transportation option. Measuring nearly 12 feet long, 5.5 feet wide and 3 feet deep, the basket can easily hold offshore risers and standard 10-foot scaffolds without wasted space. The unit is outfitted with interior D-rings for tie-down while forklift pockets and recessed padeyes enable easy basket movement, lifting and stacking.
As with all Gauthier’s products, the GAUU 126 basket (and sling) meets the highest standards for safety and quality. In addition to DNV 2.7-1, the basket also meets EN12079-1 and IMO MSC/Circ. 860 certifications. It will be available for rental or purchase in April 2015.
According to Garett Gauthier, vice president of business development, the new basket was designed to meet customer requests for a mid-size offshore container option: “This new basket optimizes available space and gives our customers more flexibility. Why use a 26-foot basket when all you need is a 12 foot one?”
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/Circ. 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 ISO 9001: 2008 certified company serves clients locally and globally with locations in Lafayette and Houma, La. For more information, visit http://www.gauthiersrental.com.