New crane orders for Huisman

By Katherine Weir06 September 2016

Huisman will built Allseas a 5,000 tonne tub mounted crane to be delivered in late 2018

Huisman will built Allseas a 5,000 tonne tub mounted crane to be delivered in late 2018

Huisman, Netherlands-based specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around EUR €300 million (approximately US $335 million) from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors.

The new crane orders have a combined lifting capacity of 20,00o tonnes and include:

• 2 x 900 tonne heavy lift mast cranes for BigLift Shipping

• 1 x 1,600 tonne leg encircling crane for Van Oord

• 4 x 2,200 tonne offshore mast cranes for OOS International

• 1 x 3,000 tonne offshore mast crane for Boskalis

• 1 x 5,000 tonne tub mounted crane for Allseas.

The cranes will be built at the Huisman production facilities in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and China. Deliveries are scheduled for end of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The two 900 tonne heavy lift mast cranes for BigLift Shipping are envisaged for Biglift’s third Happy S-type vessel Happy Sun. The new built vessel is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.

The 1,600 tonne leg encircling crane for Van Oord will replace the existing 900 tonne crane on board its offshore installation jack-up Aeolus. The new crane will enable Van Oord to install bigger and heavier foundations and turbines for offshore wind farms, the company said. The crane will be delivered and installed in the first quarter of 2018.

To further expand its current fleet, OOS International has ordered two new build semi-submersible accommodation crane vessels. For the new vessels, Huisman will deliver two sets of 2,200 tonne offshore mast cranes with deep water auxiliary hoist systems and two telescopic access bridges. The two semis will be built for the oil and gas, renewable energy and decommissioning markets - delivery is scheduled for 2019.

The 3,000 tonne offshore mast crane for Boskalis will be installed on board one of its existing F-class heavy transport vessels, which will be converted into an offshore transport and installation crane vessel. The delivery of the crane is expected by the end of 2017.

The 5,000 tonne tub mounted crane for Allseas will be installed on board their new-build, offshore vessel Pioneering Spirit. The crane design is based on the use of a 20 metre diameter slew bearing, which is designed and manufactured entirely by Huisman. The crane will be delivered in the second half of 2018.

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