Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bjarte Skaala News

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Norsafe Debuts New RIB in Gothenburg

Norsafe has released its first RIB, the Marathon 900, to compliment its range of boat models for professional and military customers. Launched at High Speed Boat Operations in Gothenburg this month, the new Marathon 900 RIB was demonstrated with two newly developed Mercury outboard engines that can run on diesel fuel. Mercury OptiMax Diesel Outboard, which is developed for the U.S. Armed Forces, is a 3.0 liter V6 engine that produces 175 propshaft horsepower. Bjarte Skaala, the designer of many of Norsafe’s boats…

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New Norsafe Boat with Diesel Outboards Debuts

Norsafe launched a new boat, the Marathon 900 RIB, the company's first RIB complementing an already wide range of boats for professional and military customers. The Marathon 900 RIB was demonstrated with two newly developed Mercury outboard engines that can run on diesel fuel. Mercury OptiMax Diesel Outboard, which was developed for the U.S. Armed Forces, is a 3.0 liter V6 engine that produces 175 propshaft horsepower. “The typical benefits of a RIB are a low center of gravity…

Record Lifeboat Launch: Photo credit Norsafe

Height Drop Record by Norsafe Lifeboat

Norsafe conducts the highest free-fall drop ever, 61.53 meters (201.9 ft)  featuring a so-called free-fall lifeboat. The test came in the wake of another successful drop from a height of 52 metres earlier the same week. Norsafe's groundbreaking new lifeboat, the GES50 MKIII is thus certified for heights up to 47 metres. "Norsafe's purpose is not to set records in free-fall drops of lifesaving equipment," says Norsafe AS CEO Geir Skaala. "The essence of our products, however, is to save lives. Quality and trust is the foundation of our existence.

GES50 MKIII freefall lifeboat: Photo credit Norsafe

Norsafe Freefall Lifeboat Spurs Huge Demand

Norsafe received orders worth NOK 400-million (US$ 45.3-million) over the course of October 2012, & backlog at record height. "It is Norsafe’s newly developed GES50 MKIII freefall lifeboat which accounts for the bulk of these orders," says CEO Geir Skaala, adding that the international demand for this product is fantastic. GES50 MKIII (Gravity Escape System) is certified according to the DNV-OS-E406, the world's strictest requirements for freefall lifesaving systems, applicable on the Norwegian continental shelf from 2015.