Two Asian crane orders for Huisman
By Ian Vallely26 October 2016
Huisman has secured a contract from Japan Marine United Corporation for the delivery of one 800 tonne pedestal mounted crane (PMC) and a contract from Jurong Shipyard for the delivery of one 100 tonne pedestal mounted offshore crane (PMOC). Both cranes will be built at Huisman China. The PMOC delivery is planned for March 2018 and the delivery of the PMC is planned for April 2018.
The PMC is the largest Huisman built model to date (overturning moment 30,000 tonne metre) and will be used for the installation of offshore wind turbines. The light weight crane is equipped with three optional reeving set-ups to optimise the hoisting of lighter loads and makes use of a custom electric drive system of which the components are made in Japan by Yaskawa.
It is further characterised by its small tail swing (optimising free deck space), and the fact that all drivers are installed inside the enclosed crane house. The crane will be installed onboard a new built vessel for Penta-Ocean Construction. GustoMSC is responsible for the vessel design.
The PMOC will be installed onboard Heerema’s new generation semi-submersible crane vessel ‘Sleipnir’. The crane will function as auxiliary crane for the two 10,000 tonne tub cranes onboard, which are also designed and constructed by Huisman. The crane features the typical Huisman enclosed crane house design for reduced maintenance, high speeds and extensive integration with the vessel systems and the Huisman 10,000 tonne tub cranes onboard.