Oil platforms are continuously exposed to wind and weather. High waves batter their legs. The positioning of the platforms requires power and precision and therefore reliable and safe gearboxes are vital. The requirements on ZF gearboxes for usage on work boats are similarly high.
Industrial gearboxes GPV for jack-up systems move oil rigs and supply-boats to the required height above the waves and fix them accurately and reliably.
ZF gearboxes for offshore and marine applications fulfil the special requirements which are necessary for use in this particular environment. For example, special seals are used or coatings are applied which provide improved protection against corrosion, so that the gearboxes can also be used underwater.
All ZF gearboxes for offshore and marine applications are certified by classification companies such as ABS or DNV GL.