Netherlands-headquartered lifting concern Huisman, has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around 300 million Euro and representing a lifting capacity of over 20,000 tonnes from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors.

A rendering of the 5000mt tub mounted crane for 'Pioneering Spirit'

A rendering of the 5000mt tub mounted crane for 'Pioneering Spirit'

Two 900mt Heavy Lift Mast Cranes for BigLift Shipping are envisaged for Biglift’s third Happy S-type vessel Happy Sun. The newbuild vessel is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.

A 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane for Van Oord will replace the existing 900mt crane onboard 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 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 2,200mt Offshore Mast Cranes with deep water auxiliary hoist system and two telescopic access bridges. The two semis will be built for the oil & gas, renewable energy and decommissioning markets, delivery is scheduled for 2019.

A 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane for Boskalis will be installed onboard one of its existing F-class heavy transport vessels, which will be converted into an offshore transport and installation crane vessel. The delivery of this crane is expected by the end of 2017.

Finally the 5,000mt Tub Mounted Crane for Allseas will be installed onboard its newbuild, 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 5,000mt Tub Mounted Crane will be delivered in the second half of 2018.

The cranes will be built at the Huisman production facilities in The Netherlands, Czech Republic and China.

By Jake Frith