Cranes News


NOV Bags Order for Industry's First Electric Subsea Crane

Feb 15, 2024

NOV reports its Lifting & Handling group has sold what is said to be the industry’s first-ever electric subsea crane. The order was booked at the end of 2023 with an undisclosed client in Europe, NOV said.The first-of-its-kind crane offers enhanced efficiency compared to electro-hydraulic cranes…

INEOS FPS Picks Liebherr’s RL 650 Offshore Crane for Unity Platform

Jan 23, 2024

INEOS Forties Pipeline System (FPS) has selected Liebherr for the supply of a new Ram Luffing (RL) series offshore crane for its Unity Platform in the UK North Sea.After more than 30 years of service, the currently installed RL crane on the Unity Platform has run its course…

Major Upgrade for Van Oord's Heavy-lift Installation Ship

Dec 11, 2023

Van Oord’s heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen will receive a major upgrade. Among other improvements, the gantry crane will be extended by 25 meterss, making the vessel ready to handle the next generation of monopile foundations for offshore wind projects…

KenzFigee Secures Contract from Aker Solutions

Nov 27, 2023

Lifting specialist KenzFigee has signed a contract with Aker Solutions for the supply of an offshore pedestal crane destined for the Norfolk Vanguard West offshore wind farm developed by Vattenfall.The delivery involves an electric hydraulic box boom offshore Ram Luffing 2400 type with a SWL of 20t…

Huisman to Upgrade Offshore Mast Crane on Heerema's Aegir Vessel

Nov 24, 2023

Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman has secured a contract to upgrade the offshore mast crane onboard Heerema Marine Contractors' Aegir offshore installation vessel.'This significant project will enhance the second main hoist capacity from 2,000mt to an impressive 3…

Hapo Acquires 1,200-Ton Cranes from Cadeler's Wind Installation Vessels

Nov 23, 2023

Hapo International Barges has acquired cranes recently removed from Cadeler's Wind Orca and the Wind Osprey offshore wind installation vessels from Cadeler.These 1,200-ton cranes had to be replaced with even larger cranes for Cadeler to be able to install the next generation of wind turbines…

Huisman Launches Upgraded Crane Range for Enhanced Safety and Efficiency in Offshore Subsea Construction

Oct 24, 2023

Dutch offshore crane maker Huisman launched a renewed series of subsea Knuckle Boom Cranes for the use in the offshore subsea construction market.'With this new series, the company’s portfolio has been adapted to the latest trends in offshore construction vessels with respect to energy efficiency…

Mammoet Assembles Mammoth Crane for Cadeler's Jack-up Vessel Upgrades

Sep 29, 2023

Mammoet has informed it has completed the assembly of its PTC210-DS ring crane, one of the largest in its fleet, in Rotterdam for a heavy-lift project for GustoMSC.The giant 210,000tm crane, which has a maximum lift capacity of 3,200t, will…

Failure to Maintain Crane Barge Led to $6 Million Loss

Sep 08, 2023

A barge owner’s lack of inspection and maintenance led to the capsizing and sinking of a crane barge last year in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.The crane barge Ambition was being towed when it capsized and sank on June 15…

SMST's Mission Equipment for North Star CSOVs

Sep 04, 2023

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has awarded SMST a contract to supply two sets of mission equipment for newbuild Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) Vard is building for UK-based vessel owner North Star.The agreement also has an option…

"You're gonna need a bigger crane..."

Aug 30, 2023

Offshore wind turbines are reaching new heights both literally (meters), and figuratively (megawatts). As the demand for larger turbines surges, so do the challenges faced by offshore installation contractors, which need to come up with bigger vessels…

Red Rock Installs 40T AHC Offshore Crane on Astro Aquila Vessel

Aug 17, 2023

Norwegian offshore crane supplier Red Rock said Wednesday it had successfully commissioned a 'highly advanced' 40T AHC Offshore Crane on an offshore vessel for a client in UAE. 'Overload test and functional tests were done with client and Class Society present…

TotalEnergies EP Congo Taps EnerMech for Crane Maintenance Work

Aug 10, 2023

The UK-based energy industry services firm EnerMech has been awarded a five-year £12 million contract by TotalEnergies EP Congo for crane and lifting maintenance at a new facility to be built at Pointe-Noire, the second largest city in Congo…

Huisman Monopile Installation Spread for Seaway 7's Offshore Vessel

Aug 04, 2023

Offshore wind installation services firm Seaway 7, part of Subsea 7, has ordered the entire monopile installation spread for jack-up vessel Seaway Ventus from the Dutch firm Huisman.The GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G jack-up vessel was originally ordered by OHT…

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