Contract awarded for Huisman wind-farm crane

August 27, 2013

Huisman has secured a contract for the delivery of a 1,500mt @ 32m “leg-encircling crane” for Seajacks new offshore wind farm installation vessel, Scylla.

The contract for the 1,500mt crane was awarded to Huisman by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, who received the order to build the world’s largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel for Seajacks in early June. Next to the 1,500mt main crane, Huisman will supply two 50mt auxiliary cranes. The cranes will be built at the Huisman production facility in Xiamen, China and delivery is scheduled for 2Q 2015.

The main crane can lift 1,500mt at 32m radius and will be installed on top of the starboard-aft jack house, which holds one of the 105m long legs of the jackup vessel. The 110m-long parallel crane boom can be stored on top the starboard-forward jack house. This creates a useable deck space in excess of 5000sq m. The crane will be equipped with an anti-collision system and parking assistance to avoid damage to the crane boom.

“This is the third Huisman crane ordered by Seajacks which will be used for the installation of wind turbines,” says Gerben Roks, Huisman’s product and sales manager Cranes. Previously, Huisman delivered 300mt pedestal mounted cranes for Seajack’s Kraken and Leviathan.

The Scylla, based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design, has been specifically designed to meet the demands associated with working UK Round 3, Scottish territorial waters and the other northwest European markets. The vessel will be the fifth, new, self-propelled, jackup vessel to join the Seajacks fleet since 2009.

Image: Seajacks vessel, Scylla, will receive a 1,500mt Huisman crane.



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