VB-10,000 Marine Lifting Vessel – Versabar, Inc.

  • VersaTech Provided PLC Based Lift Control, Dynamic Positioning, and Safety Systems Including Panel Design, Permitting, Fabrication, Programming, FAT Testing, Installation, Commissioning, Startup, Maintenance, & Operational Field Support
  • The System Includes 2,500 I/O, 150 Control Panels / J-Boxes, Five (5) Control Consoles, Three (3) Control Rooms, Six (6) MCC Rooms, Nine (9) Generators, and 200,000 ft. of Marine Cable
  • The VB-10,000 is Based in Sabine Pass, Texas Conducting Mobile Operation in Gulf of Mexico Offshore Waters


VersaTech provided control, safety, monitoring, and power systems on the VB-10,000, a U.S. flagged marine lifting vessel. Currently, the VB-10,000 is docked in Sabine Pass, Texas and services the Gulf of Mexico. The VB-10,000 is classified as a self-propelled, DP3 class vessel. It has eight, 1,000HP engine / hydraulic thrusters controlled by a DP3 control system. The vessel’s approximate dimensions are 290’L x 300’W x 250’H.  The vessel contains four, 300-ton primary hoist winches and four, 100-ton supplemental hoist winches. The winches are engine / hydraulic driven. VersaTech was responsible for the design, permitting, fabrication, programming, installation, commissioning, startup, maintenance, and ongoing field support for the PLC based (Allen-Bradley ControlLogix® & Allen-Bradley FactoryTalk View SE®) lift and load measurement system, the safety system (fire & ESD), the motor control systems, and the power generation / distribution systems. The PLC system interfaces with and controls a Kongsberg DP3 System. Each vessel is networked via satellite link allowing for remote data monitoring of the vessels as well as real time PTZ video.

VB-10,000 U.S. Flagged Marine Lifting Vessel

VB-10,000 Lift & Tow

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