Huisman has been awarded its first contract from Coastal International Marine for the delivery of a deepwater knuckle boom crane (KBC).

The 100 tonne lifting capacity knuckle boom crane has a deepwater winch and active heave compensation. (Photo: Huisman)

Coastal International Marine Inc. is part of the Coastal Contracts Bhd. Group, a global integrated oil and gas services and energy infrastructure solutions provider based in Malaysia.

Huisman recently introduced its optimised KBC series, designed specifically for the offshore subsea construction market.

Offshore trends

The models align with the latest trends in offshore construction vessels, emphasising enhanced energy efficiency, advanced automation, and improved safety features. This crane type can optionally be delivered fully electric, with patented electrical integration with the vessel’s battery banks.

This is Huisman’s second contract for this series; in March a Japanese construction company ordered a similar 100 tonne capacity knuckle boom crane destined for integration into its latest cable-lay and construction vessel.

Alice Ng, director of Coastal International Marine Inc, said, “We are delighted to have selected Huisman to provide us with the knuckle boom crane for our fast-track project. With Huisman’s impressive track record, we are confident that the crane will be delivered on time and will be of the best design and quality.”

Timon Ligterink, commercial director APAC of Huisman, added, “We are grateful for Coastal International Marine’s trust and confidence in awarding this order to Huisman. Since introducing our improved and competitive Huisman knuckle boom cranes, we have had productive discussions with them, and we are delighted to welcome them as a new client. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with them through this order.”

The crane and winch will be manufactured in Asia ensuring a short delivery time, the company said.


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