W&W Energy Services (W&W), a Petrofac company specialised in pipeline, production and infrastructure services to energy producers in the Permian Basin, is helping its customers improve safety, simplify operations and reduce costs by up to 40% with its new Knuckle Boom Crane Truck.
The Knuckle Boom Crane Truck is a 2019 Kenworth K900 Tractor with an integrated Palfinger 110002 high performance hydraulic knuckle boom crane, capable of hauling, lifting and setting large tanks and oilfield equipment. It can lift up to 12 tonnes at a range of 24 feet and 3 tonnes at a range of 73 feet and can manage all sizes of spoolable pipe reels, 1,000-barrel tanks and vessels.
The integrated truck and crane reduces the time and cost associated with conventional crane movement methods, allowing for streamlined pickup, delivery and drop-off of loads across the region, without the need for expensive and time-consuming third-party crane, crew and truck services.
Jason Waters, president, W&W, says, “We invested in the large Knuckle Boom Crane Truck last year and its game changing technology is helping customers enhance safety by reducing excessive manpower and simultaneous operation risks. The truck improves performance by combining hauling, lifting and setting functions and electronic controls ensure precise placement. The truck enables haul, lift and set costs to be significantly reduced by up to 40%.”