Ranger Offshore, Inc. And Cross Group, Inc. Form Strategic Alliance
Houston, TX , November 1 , 2010 – Ranger Offshore, Inc. and Cross Group, Inc. today announced that through an alliance agreement, Ranger’s HOSS‐II saturation diving system will be deployed on the Crossmar‐14 barge, which will provide a large and versatile work platform to perform subsea construction and decommissioning services. The barge and saturation system are available for immediate service.
The saturation system is an ABS classed system with a 200m‐seawater depth and 12‐man rating. It includes a 3‐man diving bell, a launch and recovery system, hyperbaric rescue chamber, stores, workshop, spares and control van. The Crossmar‐14 is an ABS classed Open Ocean multi‐purpose 250’ x 72’ x 16’ offshore service barge that offers quarters for 60‐personnel, work offices, recreation/weight room, 32‐person galley, safety office, 230 ton crawler crane and a 62’ x 50’ heli deck with 12,000 lb. capacity. The barge has worked in the Gulf of Mexico and Trinidad since 2005, and has an excellent service record working with surface‐supplied and saturation diving systems on a variety of projects including installations, repairs and salvage of platform components, subsea wells, pipelines, and risers, etc. The on board 4‐point anchor system is supported by Intercon winches with Vicon transmissions allowing for more precise control of anchor wire slack during movement. The system is outfitted with sufficient wire rope and anchors allowing the barge to moor into water depths up to 750’.
About Ranger Offshore, Inc.
Ranger Offshore, Inc. provides sub‐sea marine construction services support for the offshore oil and gas energy industries primarily in the U.S. and in the Gulf of Mexico. Ranger operates a fleet of eight diving support vessels and two portable saturation diving systems, one ABS classed and one DNV classed. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ranger supports field operations from its base in New Iberia, LA. Ranger Offshore, Inc. is a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners.
About Cross Group, Inc.
“Ranger Offshore- Safely doing it right, the first time, on time, every time.”
Contact for Ranger Offshore, Inc.
Denny Swartz, VP, Business Development
Tel: 281‐ 465‐8331
Contact for Cross Group, Inc.
Robert Murray, President – Logistics Division