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Today Thunder Cranes continues to do what we are passionate about, and the results are evident in the exceptional equipment and people we deploy to some of the toughest challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Founded in 1994 to service the growing need for offshore rental cranes and expert lifting solutions in the offshore oil fields of Asia, for the past 27 years we have been passionate about two things: adding value to our clients’ projects and pushing the boundaries of engineering in offshore lifts.

The evolution of our proprietary crane technology has enabled Thunder Cranes to stay on the leading edge of efficiency and safety in the offshore rental crane business. We employ a self-lifting system that allows even our largest cranes to be rigged up on platforms where there is no existing lifting capability, with fast installation times that continues to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Whether in support of well-services, facility engineering, helideck skidding or platform decommissioning, the performance of our highly experienced personnel, together with our unique self-lifting cranes present an opportunity for clients to optimise uptime and minimise operating costs without compromising safety.

About Us


  • To Be A Global Leader In Lifting Solutions.


  • To Deliver Innovative Lifting Products And Services To The Oil And Gas Industry Through A Dynamic Team Of Ethically Minded People.

Core Values

  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Trustworthy
  • Accountability

Our History


Thunder Cranes was Founded in Labuan, Malaysia


Thunder Cranes wins first customer contract with Petronas Malaysia


Established operations in Brunie via a 7 years contract with Brunei Shell


Established operations in China with Devon Energy


Established operations in Thailand with Chevron


Established operations in the Middle East with Dubai Petroleum


Awarded new contract by Petronas Malaysia


Brunei Shell 2012 Extension of Contract


Awarded a 2+1 year contract with Petronas Malaysia


Awarded 3 year contract with Chevron Thailand


Awarded a 3 year contract with Petronas Malaysia


Awarded 3 year contract with Chevron Thailand

Our Commitment

  • To be the leading supplier of self-lifting, modular offshore rental cranes to the oil and gas industry.
  • To provide our clients with first class service.
  • To never compromise the safety or the well being of personnel and the environment.
  • To provide our clients with cost-effective offshore lifting solutions.
  • To provide our clients with equipment to meet API 2C and RP2D regulations.
  • To provide our clients with experienced personnel to carry out the work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • To provide our customers with engineering support to meet their project requirements

Global Business – Local Footprint

Thunder Cranes products and services are deployed in many locations around the world, and as such our business involves the international movement of equipment and employees. In every country and region where we operate, we comply strictly with local laws & regulations, including customs, immigration, and local content rules.

Going beyond compliance, as a global company we will always look to maximise hiring and training in the locations where we work. We believe that developing local content and resources is both good business practice and an essential corporate social responsibility to local communities.

Key Personnel

Get to know our team members, each skillful in their principalities.

HSE Policy

Thunder Cranes is accredited according to international standards based on quality, safety and the environment.


Learn about our day to day operations as well as our well-equipped facilities.

Our Clients

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