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Advanced research handling equipment to RV Sonne II


Triplex is delivering several cranes and CTD- and corer handling systems to the new German research vessel RV Sonne II

The last products, including the corer handler (picture below) was loaded onto a truck last week and will soon be installed on the vessel at the yard in Papenburg.

The RV Sonne II will be ready for operations in 2014 and will be one of the most advanced research vessels ever built.


The total Triplex scope of supply for the RV Sonne includes; 5 cranes, a CTD overhead crane, a Corer Handler, a Telescopic 250tm boom, a Corer Cradle and a Stern A-frame.


The boom for the CTD overhead crane

Two of the cranes being assembled in the production