Huisman opens quayside

By Laura Hatton26 June 2013

The Skyhook and vessel 'Happy Sky' at Huisman China’s new 380 metre long quayside at their productio

The Skyhook and vessel 'Happy Sky' at Huisman China’s new 380 metre long quayside at their production facility in Zhangzhou (Fujian), China.

Heavy construction equipment manufacturer Huisman, China, has opened a 380 metre quayside at its production facility in Zhangzhou (Fujian), China.

Built for loading and unloading large vessels, the new quay has a 2,400 tonne capacity travelling quayside crane. The crane has been named Skyhook and was designed and manufactured by Huisman China. In heavy lift configurations the crane can lift 2,400 tonnes at 30 m outreach (maximum lifting height 100 m). In extended reach configuration the crane can place a 200 tonne load at 90 m outreach (maximum lifting height of 140 m).

The quay can accommodate large and deep-draft offshore vessels including semi-submersibles, the company said. In addition, to facilitate roll on-roll off operations for transport of heavy project cargo, the quay has ro-ro hinge foundations over a length of 130 m.

The new quay was opened during a ceremony for BigLift’s new heavy lift vessel Happy Sky. The vessel, built by Larsen & Toubro in India, has two 900 tonne capacity heavy lift Huisman mast cranes. It is the first of two vessels to be added to the BigLift fleet, with the Happy Star to follow early in 2014.

The Fujian facility is a subsidiary of Huisman and has been in operation since April 2007.

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