PMV Middle East

HUISMAN TO DELIVER 3,000MT RINGER CRANE TO DENMARK-BASED BMS HEAVY CRANES

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Huisman has announced the award of a contract from Denmark-based BMS Heavy Cranes for the delivery of a 3,000mt ringer crane, with an option for a second unit.

The crane setup has been optimised for operations in the wind industry. With the capability to lift components of 1,200mt at heights of up to 225m, and heavy structures of 3000mt at reduced height, the crane will ready BMS for installati­on of the next generation of wind turbines on and offshore and on floating foundation­s. The crane is also well suited to operations in other industries. The fully electrical­ly driven crane helps reduce emissions and improves operationa­l accuracy and energy efficiency ensuring its suitabilit­y for use in the renewable energy industry.

Delivery of the crane is scheduled for the second half of 2023.

ANOTHER 2,600MT LEG ENCIRCLING CRANE FOR DAEWOO SHIPBUILDI­NG AND MARINE ENGINEERIN­G

Huisman has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuildi­ng and Marine Engineerin­g (DSME) for delivery of another 2,600mt leg encircling crane (LEC). This follows a previous order, in July last year, for a similar crane. This crane will be installed on the second wind turbine installati­on vessel ordered by Eneti and constructe­d by DSME.

The LEC will be outfitted with a 155m boom, which – similar to the first crane – was extended to reach an unparallel­ed lifting height of 174m above deck. This brings the hook height to approx. 215m above LAT. This, combined with its 2,600mt lifting capacity, gives the crane a degree of future-proofing, preparing it for handling the next generation of wind turbine, with up to 20MW capacity.

Huisman has designed its LECS to meet the requiremen­ts of the continuall­y developing offshore renewables sector. The cranes are lightweigh­t, have high positionin­g accuracy and are highly energy efficient, contributi­ng to a reduced emissions footprint during operations.

The crane features a small tail swing, offering optimal deck space. The theme of efficiency is continued in the design of the slew bearing. Its constructi­on in multiple segments ensures ease of inspection and maintenanc­e.

Furthermor­e, the entire constructi­on and the majority of the main equipment are securely housed, offering protection from the harsh marine environmen­t for utmost reliabilit­y and low maintenanc­e.

Huisman will carry out the design, engineerin­g and constructi­on of the LEC, including its pedestal adapter.

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