Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered a second 2,600 tonne Huisman leg encircling crane. As with the first, it will be installed on a new jack up vessel it is building for Monaco-based offshore construction specialist Eneti. This latest order follows one for a similar crane placed in July. See: 2,600t Huisman for Daewoo
This crane will be equipped with a 155 metre boom which offers a lifting height of 174 metres above deck, with a hook height of around 215 metres above sea level, which when combined with its 2,600 tonne capacity prepares it for handling the next generation of wind turbines with up to 20MW capacity. The cranes are lightweight, have high positioning accuracy and are electrically powered and energy efficient, contributing to a reduced emissions footprint during operations.
Min Yun, head of offshore machinery procurement for Daewoo Shipbuilding said: “We at DSME are very proud to build the second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel for Eneti and feel grateful to have another important opportunity for further strengthening the relationship with our valuable partner, Huisman. We feel confident that Huisman will also take up the important role in this remarkable project and will spare no effort to help construct the world’s highest-class vessel on time.”
Eneti chief executive Emanuele Lauro added: “We are delighted to extend the cooperation with Huisman and DSME and look forward to working together in the years to come.”
Huisman chief executive David Roodenburg said: “We are grateful to DSME and to Eneti for their continued trust in Huisman with this second order for a Leg Encircling Crane. Like Eneti, Huisman is committed to advancing sustainable energy solutions. Therefore, we have developed this crane to support the efficient construction of offshore wind farms. The LEC is designed with both reliability and scalability in mind. It is able to handle not only the current generation, but also the larger, higher capacity turbines anticipated in the future.”