Milestone delivery by Huisman
By Laura Hatton01 October 2015
Huisman, a Netherlands-based specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has delivered the 100th crane built at its production facility in Zhangzhou, China.
The 100th unit is a 1,500 tonne capacity heavy lift mast crane for Jumbo’s Fairmaster. The crane is designed for heavy lift vessels used for the overseas transport of large and heavy equipment, the manufacturer said. Fairmaster has two of the cranes, giving the vessel a lifting capacity of 3,000 tonnes.
Joop Roodenburg, Huisman, CTO, said, “The fact that the 100th crane is the fourth heavy lift mast crane constructed for our client Jumbo at Huisman China confirms both the success of our Chinese production facility and our mast crane design of which the first was constructed by Huisman in 1983. We are grateful for the trust of our long lasting clients who made a firm contribution to the development of our Chinese facility to what it is now.”
Twan Voogt, Jumbo director commerce and operations, said, “Jumbo congratulates Huisman and we are proud the have the 100th Chinese built Huisman crane on board of our Fairmaster. Our K-class vessels Jumbo Kinetic and Fairmaster set a new standard in heavy lift shipping, both being able to lift up to 3,000 tonnes. Today is a new milestone in the completion of this generation and we look forward to service our clients with our new vessels and powerful Huisman cranes.”