Huisman cranes ordered for Toyo's multipurpose construction vessel

Huisman cranes ordered for Toyo’s multipurpose construction vessel

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Huisman has won a contract from VARD to deliver a fully electric 250 mt Hybrid Boom Subsea Crane, and a 100 mt Knuckle Boom Crane for Toyo Construction’s cable-lay and construction vessel. 

Toyo Construction will welcome this vessel as the latest addition to its fleet, specially designed for the Japanese offshore wind industry. The purpose-built VARD 9 15 design signifies a milestone in advancing capabilities for cable-laying and turbine foundation installation works in the Japanese offshore wind sector.

Huisman’s Hybrid Boom Crane features a fully electric traction and storage winch design that ensures secure storage of large-diameter subsea wire rope. Furthermore, it is equipped with both passive and active heave compensation systems. Designed to meet the specific requirements and preferences of Toyo Construction, the crane will undergo certification according to ClassNK regulations.

The 250mt Hybrid Boom Crane is a proven subsea crane concept that combines the high lifting height of a conventional lattice-type boom crane with the operational advantages of a Knuckle Boom Crane.

The 100mt Knuckle Boom Crane is part of Huisman’s recently launched Subsea Crane range for offshore construction vessels. Featuring active heave compensation, this crane is designed to assist in subsea work and handle cargo efficiently across the deck.

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

Torgeir Haugan SVP Sales & Marketing of VARD said, “We are happy to be working together once again with Huisman to deliver the two offshore subsea cranes, that will become a vital part of this complex vessel to be designed and built by VARD for Toyo Construction, our new Japanese client.”

“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,” added Haruhisa Obayashi, President of Toyo Construction.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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