Dutch crane and engineering specialist Huisman has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Vard to deliver a fully electric 250 tonne hybrid boom subsea crane, and a 100 tonne knuckle boom crane, for the Toyo Construction’s cable lay vessel.

Both cranes will be manufactured at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China. (Photo: Huisman)

Japanese company Toyo Construction specialises in offshore work and will use this new vessel for work in the offshore wind industry.

Huisman’s hybrid boom crane will include a fully electric traction and storage winch design that ensures secure storage of large diameter subsea wire rope and will be equipped with both passive and active heave compensation systems.

The crane will undergo certification according to ClassNK regulations.

Huisman said the hybrid boom crane combines the high lifting height of a conventional lattice-type boom crane with the operational advantages of a knuckle boom crane.

The knuckle boom crane, part of Huisman’s recently launched subsea crane range for offshore construction vessels, is a compact subsea-rated crane. It features active heave compensation and is designed to assist in subsea work and handle cargo across the deck.

Both cranes will be manufactured at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China.

Haruhisa Obayashi, president of Toyo Construction said, “We are delighted with the opportunity to supply our new cable lay vessel with Huisman’s state-of-the-art offshore cranes. Huisman’s proven track record of manufacturing cranes of superb quality will boost our intentions to become a top-class contractor for offshore wind and other offshore construction projects.”

David Roodenburg, CEO of Huisman, added, “We are honoured to announce our partnership with Toyo Construction as an esteemed new client in Japan. We take pride in supplying cutting-edge equipment for their multi-purpose construction vessel, empowering Toyo to excel in offshore construction in Japan and beyond.”


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