OSLO AND TROMS, Norway, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - At 7:31pm yesterday,
Norsafe conducted the highest free-fall drop ever, featuring a
so-called free-fall lifeboat. The test was conducted from a height of
61.53 metres and was very successful. 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.
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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. It is therefore crucial to us
that our customers have the safest and most secure lifesaving equipment
available in a situation where another evacuation is not possible, says Skaala.
GES50 MKIII builds on cutting-edge technology and meets the DNV-OS-E406
standard for lifesaving equipment on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The product is the first model in a series of 3 of Norsafe's newly
developed free-fall lifeboats that comply with these regulations.
- Despite the fact that the new regulations will not take effect until
2015, it is important for us as the market leader to be ready ahead of
time. We are therefore proud to offer the market a new and innovative
product that meets the regulations three years prior to them coming
into force, says Geir Skaala.
GES50 MKIII is 50 feet long, and has a capacity for 70 persons of 100 kg
Norsafe Group has its headquarters at Tromøy outside Arendal and today counts more
than 830 employees. The company has a worldwide involvement that
includes production, sales, delivery and service of lifesaving
equipment for ships and to the offshore industry. The company has its
own production and sales / service companies in Norway, China, Greece,
Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Japan, Brazil and the Netherlands.
In addition, Norsafe Group has a network of 45 service stations spread
across all continents. Norsafe is continually growing, and new daughter
companies and service stations are in the process of being planned /
For further information, visit our website: http://www.norsafe.com and http://youtube.com/norsafeas
SOURCE: Norsafe AS
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