Crane News

Sparrows, SPIE take on Moho Nord work

Jul 21, 2017

Total E&P Congo awarded Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services a crane maintenance contract on the Moho Nord development, offshore West Africa, in the duo’s first joint delivery project. Crane inspection…

Huisman inks $338 million of crane orders

Aug 24, 2016

Dutch lifting, drilling and subsea solutions firm Huisman has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around US$338 million from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors: 2 x 900-ton heavy lift mast cranes for BigLift Shipping…

GE to power Sleipnir

Jul 13, 2016

GE’s Marine Solutions business and Sembcorp Marine entered a deal for GE is set to provide technology for Heerema’s new Sleipnir semisubmersible crane vessel. At 220m long and 102m wide, Sleipnir is to become the world’s largest crane vessel…

Kenz wins Heerema Aegir work

Jun 15, 2016

Kenz Cranes have been awarded with a contract for the design and production of two knuckle boom cranes for Heerema Marine Contractors, which will replace the current knuckle boom cranes on the deepwater construction vessel Aegir. Kenz…

Palfinger bags Sleipnir work

Jun 07, 2016

Palfinger Marine Winches and Offshore Equipment has been awarded a contract by Sembcorp Marine to supply of the bulk loading stations for Heerema Offshore Services’ semisubmersible crane vessel Sleipnir. The delivery consists of two complete bulk loading stations…

Huisman debuts new crane simulator

May 25, 2016

Lifting, drilling and subsea solutions company Huisman introduced a new 400mt offshore mast crane simulator at its facility in Singapore. Crane simulator in Singapore, from Huisman. The…

OTC16: Gusto launches SmartCrane

May 03, 2016

Dutch designer GustoMSC has launched its GustoMSC SmartCrane at this year's OTC in Houston. Gusto says the crane offers features to directly address the call for cost reduction from operators, while enabling increased efficiency and simultaneous operations (SIMOPS)…

Rolls-Royce to deliver Sleipnir mooring

Feb 18, 2016

Rolls-Royce signed an US$11.5 million (£8 million) contract to supply the mooring system for the world’s largest semisubmersible crane vessel (SSCV), Sleipnir. An illustration of the Sleipnir vessel…

MacGregor cranes for liftboats

Jul 07, 2015

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won contracts for its new lattice boom cranes (LBC) from Merkers Offshore, successfully negotiated and procured through Marine Commerce in Singapore. Four 20015-6045 LBC cranes will be installed on two…

Envy of the (Norse) gods

Jul 01, 2015

Heerema Marine Contractor’s new semisubmersible crane vessel is set to make waves. Elaine Maslin reports. An illustration of the new NSCV.  Photos from Heerema Marine Contractors. Norse gods do not come along that often…

Seaway completes Pemex installations

Jan 29, 2015

Seaway Heavy Lifting installed the last three topsides in one week for Pemex using its crane vessel Oleg Strashnov in the Gulf of Mexico. Out of a string of jackets and topsides in the Gulf of Mexico the last topside was installed on 28 January in the Bay of Campeche…

Saipem 7000 receives J-Lay tower

Jan 15, 2015

Fairmount Marine’s Fairmount Expedition tug delivered the biggest component of the 120m high J-Lay tower for one of the world’s biggest crane vessels, Saipem 7000, offshore Burgas, Bulgaria. The tower component was loaded on Saipem’s cargo barge S42…

Year in review: 2014

Dec 30, 2014

Year in review: 2014 - OEDigital’s top stories Mozambique NG flow test.   OE staff presents a look back at 2014’s top stories posted on It was a year filled with highs and lows…

On the horizon

Oct 06, 2014

Alan Thorpe examines the latest offshore construction vessels to enter the market. The two Island Offshore vessels in Lloyd Werft. Photo by Alan Thorpe. This Spring, Norway’s…

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