Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, secured a contract from Japan Marine United Corporation for the delivery of one 800mt Pedestal Mounted Crane (PMC) and a contract from Jurong Shipyard for the delivery of one 100mt Pedestal Mounted Offshore Crane (PMOC). Both cranes will be built at Huisman China, the delivery of the 800mt PMC is planned for April 2018, the delivery of the 100mt PMOC is planned for March 2018.
The 800mt PMC is the largest Huisman built Pedestal Mounted Crane to date (overturning moment 30,000 tonometer) and will be used for the installation of offshore wind turbines. The light weight crane is equipped with three optional reeving set-ups to optimize 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 characterized by its small tail swing (optimizing 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 100mt PMOC will be installed onboard Heerema’s new generation semi-submersible crane vessel ‘Sleipnir’. The crane will function as auxiliary crane for the two 10,000mt Tub Cranes onboard, which are also designed and constructed by Huisman. The high spec crane features the typical Huisman enclosed crane house design for reduced maintenance, high speeds and extensive integration with the vessel systems and the Huisman 10,000mt Tub cranes onboard.
Huisman CEO Joop Roodenburg says: “We truly cherish these new collaborations and we are grateful for the trust of our clients. The 100mt PMOC further completes the set of cranes we are delivering for the ‘Sleipnir’ and represents our large variety in cranes. As for the 800mt PMC: after delivery of the 1,500mt Leg Encircling Crane for the Seajacks Scylla end 2015, we secured a number of prestigious wind turbine installation crane orders including a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane and a 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane. We consider the new 800mt PMC order as the icing on the cake and see this order as a first step in the development of our market share in Japan”.