Schiedam, 24 October 2016: Early October 2016, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, secured a contract from Japan Marine United Corporation for the delivery of one 800mt Pedestal Mounted Crane (PMC) to be installed onboard Penta Ocean Construction’s newbuild self elevating platform (SEP). The crane will be built at Huisman China and delivery is planned for April 2018.
The 800mt PMC is the largest Huisman built Pedestal Mounted Crane to date (overturning moment 30,000 tonmeter) and will be the first dedicated Japanese Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Crane. The light weight crane will be built under ClassNK certification and is equipped with three optional reeving set-ups to optimize the hoisting of lighter loads. The crane is custom made? to match the client’s demands and uses a custom electric drive system of which the components are made in Japan by Yaskawa. It is further characterized by its small tail swing (optimizing free deck space), and the fact that all drivers are installed inside the enclosed crane house. The crane will be installed onboard a new built vessel for Penta-Ocean Construction, GustoMSC is responsible for the vessel design.
Huisman CEO Joop Roodenburg says: “We truly cherish this new collaboration and we are grateful for the trust of our client. After delivery of the 1,500mt Leg Encircling Crane for the Seajacks Scylla end 2015, we secured a number of prestigious wind turbine installation crane orders including a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane and a 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane. We consider the new 800mt PMC order as the icing on the cake and see this order as a first step in the development of our market share in Japan”.
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