Published on: 2016-12-19

 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Conquest Offshore’s MB-1 heavy lift barge was the key asset in the largest wreck removal recorded in 2016. Conquest MB-1 removed the Troll Solution jack-up rig from the seabed 30 meters deep of the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.  

The salvage operations were led by Ardent Global, the biggest salvage and response company in the industry. To successfully complete the operation, Ardent deployed the Conquest MB-1 crane barge and non-traditional hoisting technologies with a 1000 ton hydraulic salvage grab. The 6 pieces that made up the deck house and the 31 pieces from the vessel’s hull were lifted during the course of 2016.



Conquest is very proud to be a part of the team that salvaged the Troll Solution jack-up. Few had thought the project would be finished in time before the weather window would close at the end of the year. Another excellent project can be added to the resume of the Conquest MB-1 and it’s dedicated crew. With the project in the Gulf of Mexico more than 10.000 operational hours was reached without any mechanical downtime.

“The experience and knowhow gained in a complex project like this oil & gas field has elevated us to the next level. The project showed excellent integration from the people, assets and technologies, and we look forward to conquer more challenges with our partners in the offshore industry.” said Michiel Zwagerman, CEO of Conquest Offshore.  


Following the success of the project, the Conquest MB-1 crane barge is now in Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana area and route for future projects.


About Conquest Offshore:


Conquest Offshore is company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Conquest Offshore operates up to 1400 ton crane barges internationally for construction and installation work (ports, oil & gas, offshore wind), decommissioning, salvage and wreck removal.





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