Huisman receives ‘Great A Supplier of the Year 2023’ award from COSCO
Monday, January 29, 2024

Huisman has been honoured with the title of ‘Great A Supplier of the Year 2023 (strategic supplier)’ by COSCO Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) Co., Ltd. & COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. This award was presented during the 2023 supplier conference and the first green supply chain sustainable development conference, themed ‘Chasing dreams in the blue ocean, joining hands for the future.’

Since 2019, Huisman has established a solid partnership with COSCO Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) Co., Ltd. & COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. The collaboration between the two parties achieved a milestone with the successful delivery of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine installation vessel, the Voltaire to the Jan De Nul Group. Huisman designed and manufactured the 3,200mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC), the world’s largest of its kind with the highest lifting capacity and lifting height to date.

Huisman is currently manufacturing four LECs for delivery to COSCO Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) Co., Ltd. & COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. to be installed on the X- and F-class vessels of Cadeler in the near future.

Mr. Liu Jianbin, Deputy General Manager of COSCO Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) Co., Ltd. & COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd.: “We are very pleased to award Huisman the honorary title of ‘Great A Supplier of the Year 2023 (strategic supplier).’ At the same time, we also appreciate Huisman’s leading position in the industry. Huisman has state-of-the-art technology and reliable solutions. In our cooperation, Huisman’s excellent service has been well recognised by the entire company. This is also the main reason why we selected the company as a strategic cooperation supplier. We look forward to continuing to work with Huisman for mutual benefit and win-win results in the future and promote the vigorous development of the industry!”

David Roodenburg, CEO of Huisman: “On behalf of our entire team, I extend heartfelt gratitude for the acknowledgment of Huisman as the ‘Great A Supplier of the Year 2023.’ Our colleagues in China make a significant contribution to COSCO’s orders, and this recognition from a local client is of great value to them. We are eager to continue the journey ahead, fostering our collaboration and driving innovation within the maritime and offshore industry. Our commitment remains steadfast in delivering high-quality, innovative technical solutions to COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry and its clients.








Huisman is a worldwide supplier of step changing technical solutions to the world’s leading companies in renewable energy, oil and gas, civil, naval and entertainment markets. Projects vary from standalone components to highly engineered integrated systems, from concept to installation and life time support. Huisman operations are divided between offices in The Netherlands, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and facilities in The Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and China.

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