Cranes News


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…

Offshore Wind Installation: Huisman Launches Wind Gust Buster for Safer Crane Operations

Oct 17, 2023

Dutch offshore equipment and technology firm Huisman has launched a system that it says empowers crane operators with the ability to anticipate and react to approaching wind speeds, gusts, and direction during the installation process of turbine blades…

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…

Close Call at Hibernia Platform: Timber Piece Drops 15 Meters in Lifting Incident

Aug 02, 2023

An incident happened last week that saw a 1.8-kilogram piece of timber fall 15 meters to the deck of an offshore support vessel during lifting operations at HMDC's Hibernia Platform, offshore Canada, in the Atlantic Ocean.Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd…

Sparrows Wins $13 Million Crane Replacement Contract in the Middle East

Jul 18, 2023

Sparrows Group, the engineering and maintenance services specialist for the global energy and industrial sectors, has been awarded a major crane replacement contract for a client in the Middle East. The project, which is worth $13m and is expected to last 18 months…

Havfram Wind Orders Additional Huisman Cranes for WTIV Pair

Jul 10, 2023

Dutch offshore crane maker Huisman has won another contract from Havfram Wind, an offshore wind turbine installation contractor, for the delivery of two packages of Auxiliary Cranes for both of the company’s NG-20000X-HF Wind Turbine Installation Vessels…

HLP's Jacket Loading Approach Promises up to 60% Reduction in Offshore Wind Farm Logistics Costs

Jul 03, 2023

Adopting a new approach to marshaling and load-out of wind farm jackets could cut logistics costs for project developers by as much as 60%, according to Heavy Lift Projects (HLP).HLP is an offshore wind farm logistics firm set up in 2021 to…

Huisman's 3,500mt Monopile Spreader Bar for Jan De Nul's Offshore Wind Installation Vessels

Jun 15, 2023

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul Group has awarded Dutch marine equipment maker Huisman a contract for the delivery of a3,500mt Monopile Spreader Bar for its flagship vessels Les Alizes and Voltaire.According to Huisman, the…

Ulmatec to Deliver Gangway for Another Jones Act Offshore Wind Vessel

Jun 06, 2023

Norway-based gangway supplier Ulmatec has secured a contract to supply a 32-meter motion-compensated gangway and logistics support systems for the next US-built Jones Act service operation vessel.This 260-foot vessel will be built for Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) by North American Shipbuilding…

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