Huisman to deliver 1,600-tonne crane for new Penta-Ocean vessel
PRESS RELEASE – Japanese offshore contractor Penta-Ocean Construction has signed a contract with Huisman for the delivery of a 1,600-tonne Leg Encircling Crane, which will be installed on Penta-Ocean’s new self-elevated platform (SEP). The new vessel will aid in developing Japan’s offshore wind industry.
With this Huisman crane, the installation vessel will be capable to install 12 MW wind turbines and various foundations including monopiles. The vessel will be built by PaxOcean Engineering in Batam, Indonesia. The Huisman crane will be built in Huisman’s wholly-owned production facility in Xiamen, China. Delivery of the installation vessel is scheduled in 2022.
This will be the third crane Huisman delivers in Japan and the second crane for Penta-Ocean, having previously delivered an 800-tonne crane the Japanese contractor. “We are honoured to deliver a second offshore crane to Penta-Ocean Construction. It shows Japan’s commitment to the future of its own offshore wind industry which will be taking off in the following years”, comments Timon Ligterink, Sales Manager of Huisman.
Penta-Ocean last week announced that it has partnered with Belgian offshore contractor DEME to jointly develop the offshore wind industry in Japan. The country has recently adopted new regulations promoting offshore wind power generation in the sea and port areas. As a result, the local market has gained considerable momentum and is now considered to be one of Asia’s major growth markets.