Huisman has been awarded a contract from USA-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC (GLDD).
The order is to equip GLDD’s newbuild rock installation vessel, which will support the development of offshore renewable energy production in US waters.
“We are pleased to work with Huisman regarding this critical element of our planned subsea rock installation vessel, which will provide a unique, technologically and environmentally advanced vessel for use in the US offshore wind industry,” said Eleni Beyko, senior vice president of offshore wind at GLDD.
Huisman said it is committed to driving the growth of renewable energy and making mineral and fossil fuel extraction more sustainable. It has been developing its products to reflect this vision.
For example, this equipment has been optimised for installing scour protection necessary for offshore wind applications. This includes, for example, filter and armour layers for foundations, which it can install pre- or post foundation installation. It can also install the cable protection for both inter array and export cables.
The delivery of this new equipment will support GLDD’s ability to play a significant role in the development of the USA’s offshore wind industry.
For the project, Huisman will cooperate with TME, designer and producer of bespoke equipment for the offshore, bulk, asphalt and concrete industries, utilising its robust and proven rock transport technology in the form of a plate feeder, shakers and hoppers.
David Roodenburg, CEO at Huisman, said: “We are proud to be part of this project that will support the growth of sustainable energy production in the USA. We look forward to cooperating with GLDD and TME to deliver this state-of-theart rock installation equipment, using our extensive experience in designing and building custom made large rock installation systems.”
Delivery of the rock installation equipment is scheduled for the first half of 2024.