Abstract: The invention is a hoisting device for a vessel with a mast in the form of a tube or sleeve with fixed cable blocks on the top side, a trolley with moveable pulleys, a feature on the bottom side for gripping a load, a hoisting system with at least a hoisting cable and a winch, wherein the hoisting cable is guided over the cable blocks and pulleys of both the mast and the trolley in order to move the trolley relative to the mast with the aid of the hoisting system, and a compensator located in the mast in the form of a pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder for damping movements of the vessel as a result of heave and beating of the waves characterized in that the hoisting cable is guided over cable pulleys that are connected to the ends of the compensator.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a drilling vessel with drilling tower or drilling mast for drilling in the earth's surface from said vessel, for example for oil or gas. The drilling vessel according to the present invention is characterized by an auxiliary tower or mast placed next to the drilling tower or drilling mast, and a clamp carriage which is fixed so that it is movable between a first position near the drilling tower or drilling mast and a second position near the auxiliary tower or auxiliary mast, said clamp carriage having at least one gripping clamp for clamping the drill string. The presence of an auxiliary tower or auxiliary mast next to the drilling tower or drilling mast means that a substantial time gain can be achieved during the construction and dismantling of the drilling string.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a riser-tensioner for exerting a tensile force from a drilling vessel or drilling platform upon a riser, comprising a riser ring which is for fastening attachably to the top end of the riser, and one or more cables extending by way of cable pulleys from said vessel or platform to said riser ring, in which said cable pulleys are under such influence or tensioning means that a tensioning force can be applied to the cable, the riser ring being provided with riser ring sheaves and the cables being guided in an outgoing reeving from the vessel or the platform to said riser ring sheaves, and being guided back by way of said riser ring sheaves in a return reeving to said vessel or platform.