Subsea7: The Seven Waves is a flexlay vessel capable of operating in water depths of up to 2,500m. The vessel is equipped with a vertical (tiltable) lay system (550t top tension capacity) and twin ROVs.
Service Speed: 13.0 knots
Accommodation: 120 persons
AHC crane: 400t @ 16.5m
2 x Workclass ROVs
31 January 2014: Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, currently has five new built pipelay systems out on the quayside of their production facility in Schiedam, The Netherlands.
These “high five” showcase the latest in pipelay technology and underline the added value of the new production hall for Huisman Schiedam. This 66m high production hall offers the largest indoor lifting capacity in Europe (1,200mt), allowing for the simultaneous indoor assembly, including testing and commissioning, of several products and systems. This allows for fast installation, commissioning and testing onboard.
Huisman Equipment is still looking for motivated and qualified engineers.
Schiedam, 09 October 2013: Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured a new contract from Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. for the delivery of a Well Intervention System onboard Helix’s new build Semi submersible “Q7000”.
The system, which is based on Huisman’s proven Multi Purpose Tower (MPT) design, will be built by the Huisman production facility in China.
The fully integrated 800 mt Well Intervention System will be capable of handling the Intervention stack, the high pressure riser and other components. The Huisman Multi Purpose Tower has the same functionality as a normal derrick but offers improved accessibility to the well center, which allows for new improved handling procedures that increase efficiency and safety.
The superior accessibility to the well center and the small footprint of the MPT are ideally suited for well intervention and subsea installation services. Subsea equipment can be skidded into the well center from three sides, offering enhanced flexibility.
Schiedam, 25 September 2013: Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has received a first order for their new production facility in Brazil.
The new order includes three sets of five cranes, which will be manufactured as soon as construction of the Brazilian production facility is completed in 2014. The sets of cranes are scheduled for delivery between Q3 2015 and Q1 2017.
The order includes three identical sets of cranes for the new build vessels “Cassino”, “Curumim” and “Salinas”. Each set consists of two 60mt Pedestal Mounted Offshore Cranes (PMOC), two 60mt Knuckle Boom Cranes (KBC) and one 12mt Pipe Handling Knuckle Boom Crane (PHKBC). The cranes can be used for various applications, including unloading of supply vessels, pipe handling, offshore construction work, and subsea installation. The first set of cranes will be installed on the “Cassino” and will be delivered in 2015. In Q2 2016 the “Curumim” will be equipped with their set of cranes and in Q3 2017 the last set will be installed onboard the “Salinas”.
Huisman opened an Engineering, Sales and Service office in Rio de Janeiro to locally support the South American market in 2008 and in 2012 started the construction of their new production facility in the city of Navegantes. Navegantes is located alongside the river Itajai-Açu in the state Santa Catarina, a state in the southern part of Brazil bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This makes the Huisman Brazil facility easily accessible for seagoing vessels, allowing for fast installation, commissioning and testing of the Huisman designed and built offshore construction equipment onboard. This facility will be used for the manufacturing of construction equipment for the Brazilian offshore market. The new Huisman production facility is planned to be operational in 2014.
Besides the 3 sets of cranes, Huisman will also deliver 3 x 550mt Tiltable Lay Systems for Subsea 7 and the 2 x 650 and 2 x 340mt Tiltable Lay Systems for Technip-DOF. All these pipelay equipment orders are part of a big Petrobas order and should be ready to serve the Brazilian market in 2017.
Huisman is a globally operating company with extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment for world’s leading on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under own management, from concept to installation. The operations are divided between the offices in The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and the production facilities in The Netherlands, Czech Republic and China. A new production facility in Brazil is currently under construction.
Huisman awarded with contract for world’s largest “Leg Encircling Crane”
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured a new contract for the delivery of a 1,500mt @ 32m Leg Encircling Crane, the largest of its kind, for Seajacks new offshore wind farm installation vessel “Scylla”.
The contract for the 1,500mt crane was awarded to Huisman by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, who received the order to build the world’s largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel for Seajacks in early June. Next to the 1,500mt main crane, Huisman will supply two 50mt auxiliary cranes. The cranes will be built at the Huisman production facility in Xiamen, China and delivery is scheduled for Q2 2015.
The main crane can lift 1,500mt at 32m radius and will be installed on top of the starboard-aft jack house which holds one of the 105m long legs of the jack-up vessel. The 110m long parallel crane boom can be stored on top the starboard-forward jack house. This creates a useable deck space in excess of 5000m2. The crane will be equipped with an anti-collision system and parking assistance to avoid damage to the crane boom.
Entering the super heavy lift crane arena is a new range from Huisman and Re-Move – the Compact Ringer Crane.
Specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions Huisman Equipment and fellow Dutch company Re-Move are preparing to enter the super heavy lift crane arena with a new range of ring-based units for onshore application, IC reveals exclusively.
Under an initial proposal the Compact Ringer Crane (CRC) series will be available in seven models with ratings from 50,000 to 240,000 tonne-metres and from 2,400 to 4,800 tonnes capacity. Applications will include petrochemical plant vessel installation, power plant construction and module construction for the offshore industry.
Huisman, established in 1929, has its roots in crane design and manufacturing. It is well-known for its heavy lift offshore units, widely used in the oil and gas industry, a sector for which the company also caters with pipe lay systems, drill equipment and integrated vessel designs.
For Huisman’s first super heavy lift foray on land, Re-Move, headed by Jan van Seumeren Junior, John Casteleijn, Bert Timmer and Peter Bon, will bring to bear their extensive experience in the onshore heavy lift sector as the worldwide dealer for CRC, David Roodenburg, Huisman senior business development manager, told IC.
Schiedam, 12 August 2013: Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured new contracts for10 pipe lay systems with various major offshore pipe lay contractors.
The new contracts include three 550 mt Tiltable Lay Systems (TLS) and one 325 mt Vertical Lay System (VLS) for Subsea 7, two 650 mt TLS and two 340 mt VLS for Technip-DOF, one 275 mt VLS and one 570 mt Multi-lay System for Ceona. The equipment will be built at the various Huisman production facilities in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, China and Brazil. Delivery of these pipe lay systems is scheduled between the end of this year and early 2017.
The orders for the 3 x 550 mt TLS for Subsea 7 and the 2 x 650 and 2 x 340 mt TLS for Technip-DOF are all part of their contract with Petrobas. The three Subsea 7 TLS will all be equipped with a sophisticated Huisman squeeze system to accurately control squeeze loads. Moreover, all tensioners will be retractable, which allows for safe and efficient installation of large subsea infrastructure components such as umbilicals, risers and flowlines. The vessels for Subsea 7 will be built by IHC, The Netherlands. Technip-DOF’s order for two TLS includes baskets and 2 x 50 mt SMST knuckle boom cranes, which allow for deck handling and deep water operation. The vessels for the 2 x 650 mt will be built by VARD in Norway and the vessels for the 2 x 340 mt will be built by VARD in Brazil. Delivery of the final pipe lay system for these orders is scheduled for early 2017.
Huisman Equipment, world leader in pipe lay equipment and Heavy Lift Mast Cranes is expanding and is searching creative technical Talent
On the 26th of March 2013 the EMAS pipe lay tower was transported on SPMTs out of the construction hall at the Huisman Equipment premises in Schiedam
The Noble Globetrotter II was handed over one month ahead of scheduled at the Huisman Facilities in Schiedam, the Netherlands, due to the tremendous team effort of the STX group, Huisman Equipment and the Noble Drilling team.
New 2400mt quayside crane completes Huisman China’s yard
December 15, 2012
On 15 December Huisman China, a 100% subsidiary of the Dutch specialist in Lifting, Drilling and Subsea solutions, completed the installation of a 2400mt SWL quayside crane at their Zhangzhou (Fujian) fabrication yard.
This event is an important milestone in the development of the Huisman China yard that was founded in 2007, and currently employs a staff of 850. Located in Xiamen port it has direct deepwater access to the Taiwan Strait, and is therefore well suited for loading and installations of heavy steel constructions on large (offshore) vessels.
Named the Skyhook crane, and referred to as the strongest moving quayside crane in the world, the Skyhook crane is specially designed and fabricated by and for Huisman China’s Zhangzhou yard. The crane has two main lifting configurations: a heavy lift configuration, capable of lifting 2400mt at 30m outreach (maximum lifting height of 100m) and an extended reach configuration, capable of placing a 200mt load at 90m outreach (maximum lifting height of 140m).
The crane can travel along the 380m long quayside, and is capable of travelling this distance with a load of 2400mt in its hooks. Besides it being an impressive landmark in the Xiamen port /Zhangzhou area, it will create new business opportunities for Huisman China with handling, storage and installation of (heavy) project cargo.
The quayside application and design started in 2009 and construction (by reclamation) started on 23 January 2011. In total 100,000 square meters of land was reclaimed, which is converted into a 380m long quayside (with a load bearing capacity up to 40mt/sqm) and a storage yard of 86,000square meter. To facilitate Ro-Ro operations for transport of heavy project cargo, the quay is equipped with special Ro-Ro hinge foundations over a length of 130m. The water depth alongside quay is -14.5m and is therefore perfectly suited to berth the largest offshore vessels in the world now and in the future. Completely assembled units can now be installed on Offshore construction and drilling vessels, independent from outside sources!!