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Otto Candies Orders FibreTrac Offshore Crane from MacGregor for Wyatt Candies Vessel

May 03, 2022

Cargotec's subsidiary MacGregor has won a contract with the U.S. offshore support vessel owner Otto Candies to deliver an active heave compensated FibreTrac offshore crane.The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2022 first quarter order intake, with…

Cranes: Mammoet Unlawfully Accused Huisman of Patent Infringement, Court Says

Apr 29, 2022

Dutch heavy lifting and transportation company Mammoet in February said it was investigating a possible violation of its intellectual property rights by Dutch crane maker Huisman and Danish crane specialist BMS.'The investigation concerns the recently announced series of land cranes…

VIDEO: Heerema's New Installation Method Promises to Reduce Floating Wind Costs

Apr 21, 2022

Dutch offshore installation giant Heerema Marine Contractors has said it has developed a new method for the installation of offshore floating wind structures that doesn't require wet-tow and removes the need for marshaling yards.The company said that…

Saipem Shares Possible Cause of Crane Vessel Tilting Incident in Norway

Apr 14, 2022

Italian energy services company Saipem, whose Saipem 7000 crane vessel with 275 people aboard tilted in a fjord in Norway on Thursday morning, released a statement on Thursday evening, confirming the incident had occurred, and sharing preliminary info on the likely cause…

'Lifting Incident' - Saipem's Giant Crane Vessel Tilts in Norway with 275 People Aboard

Apr 14, 2022

Saipem 7000 - File Photo - Credit:Saipem Saipem 7000, Saipem's giant semi-submersible crane vessel, tilted in a fjord in Norway with 275 people aboard, the Norwegian news website has reported.According to the website, which cited eyewitness accounts…

Sparrows Wins Offshore Maintenance Deal in Angola

Mar 31, 2022

UK-based company Sparrows Group, a provider of engineering and maintenance services for the energy industry, said Wednesday it had secured a three-year crane operations and maintenance services contract offshore Luanda, Angola.The agreement…

'Largest Ever': Huge Leg Encircling Crane Installed on Jan De Nul's New Jack-Up

Mar 16, 2022

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has informed that its newbuild offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire has been fitted with what it says is the world's largest leg encircling crane.The vessel, being built for offshore wind and decommissioning work…

Olympic Orders Ampelmann Gangway for Olympic Orion CSOV

Mar 16, 2022

Dutch offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has sold its first W-type gangway system to the Norway-based offshore shipping company Olympic Offshore Wind AS. The new system will be permanently fixed on the Olympic Orion in 2023 when the vessel…

New Crane for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's Bold Tern Jack-up Set to Be Shipped to Singapore

Mar 04, 2022

Offshore wind installation services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said Friday that a new Huisman-built was set to be shipped to Singapore where it will be installed on its Bold Tern jack-up vessel.'The new 1600t Huisman leg encircling crane…

3-Year Deal: Sparrows to Keep Maintaining Cranes on Serica's Bruce Platform

Feb 07, 2022

Engineering and maintenance services firm Sparrows Group has secured a three-year contract award from Serica Energy for crane operations and maintenance services on the UK North Sea platform, Bruce.  Sparrows will provide resident focal points…

Cranes: Mammoet Investigating Potential Patent Infringement by Huisman and BMS

Feb 03, 2022

Update (April 29, 2022): A court has ruled that Mammoet unlawfully accused Huisman of crane patent violation. Read more here: heavy lifting and transportation company Mammoet said Thursday it was investigating a…

DSME Orders Huisman Crane for Eneti's Second WTIV

Jan 17, 2022

Dutch crane builder Huisman has signed a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the delivery of another 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC). The deal follows a previous order, in July last year…

BMS Orders Huisman Mega-crane for Offshore Wind Turbines

Jan 06, 2022

Denmark-based BMS Heavy Cranes has ordered a 3,000mt Ringer Crane, with an option for a second unit from the Dutch crane maker Huisman.According to Huisman, the crane setup has been optimized for operations in the wind industry. With the capability to lift components of 1…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Upgrades Brave Tern with 1600t Crane

Jan 04, 2022

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) said it is upgrading another one of its vessels with a new larger crane to install foundations and all known next generation offshore wind turbines.The company announced on Tuesday it has executed a firm contract with Huisman for a second 1…

Red Rock Cranes for North Star's New SOV

Dec 15, 2021

Norway-based crane manufacturer Red Rock has won an order from shipbuilder Vard for equipment supply for a service operations vessel (SOV) ordered last week by North Star Renewables for work on the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.As previously reported…

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