3,000t Huisman for Havfram

Offshore turbine installation company Havfram Wind has ordered a 3,000 tonne leg encircling crane from Dutch international heavy crane manufacturer Huisman, the second crane to be ordered for one of its NG-20000X wind turbine installation vessel being built by CIMC Raffles.

The fully electric crane will be equipped with a unique 155 metre boom and has a lifting height of approx. 180 metres above deck. The design has been fine-tuned according to specific turbine and foundation installation requirements defined by Havfram’s engineering team. The crane will be manufactured at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China.
One of Havfram’s existing Huisman leg encircling cranes

The new unit will be fully prepared for the next generation of tagline systems, with improved capabilities to install next generations of wind turbines in more challenging conditions. It has also been optimised for installation of bottom fixed foundations in combination with Huisman’s portfolio of monopile grippers and pre-piling templates.

Havfram Wind engineering manager Håkon Johannessen said: “We are pleased to have Huisman supplying cranes for our newbuild Wind Turbine Installation Vessels. Huisman’s track record and willingness to tailor their already proven Leg Encircling Crane design to fit the requirements of Havfram and the market has been key to ensuring we have the right tool for the tasks that lie ahead.”

Huisman chief executive David Roodenburg added: “We are grateful that Havfram has placed its trust in us to also equip their second innovative new build vessel with a Huisman crane. They are constructing some of the world’s most energy efficient, hybrid-powered Wind Turbine Installation Vessels. We are proud that with the two crane orders, we can contribute to boosting wind energy production as well as further improving energy efficiency to reduce Havfram’s carbon footprint.”