Fassi F1100RA - Substation Curacao

Fassi F1100RA aboard on the vessel RV Chapman for St. Eustatius Expedition 2017

St. Eustatius (Netherlands Antilles) – On the 9th April, staff from Chapman Expeditions left the Port of Curacao on the research vessel RV Chapman, bound for St. Eustatius island (locally known as Statia), the “Golden Rock” of the Caribbean, with a Fassi F1100RA.2 he-dynamic crane onboard. The RV Chapman and Substation-Curacao teams will be joined by marine biologists and scientists from the Smithsonian DROP Team, the University of Washington/Burke Museum and Sirenas MD, a company which specializes in the development of potent therapeutic molecules to cure illness.

This expedition will last until 2nd May and is for the purposes of important marine investigation and biodiversity mapping. The Fassi crane will play a vital role in the expedition’s activities, as it is used to lift and submerse the Substation Curacao submarine in and out of the sea, facilitating underwater exploration.

(Courtesy of Substation Curacao.)

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s aim to meet different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.