Huisman & Innovation
Huisman is constantly working on new solutions and systems which we believe add value to the market’s existing technologies. These innovations are implemented into many of our products. As we have extensive operational experience with a wide variety of heavy construction equipment, we are able to use the best solutions for new products and projects.
Our drive is to have our solutions and service levels become the new industry standard and keep challenging our environment to take innovation, quality and safety to the next level. 3D Printing, the development of a Fiber Rope System for Ultra Deepwater Applications, the Huisman Innovation Tower (HIT) and Wind Turbine Shuttle (WTS) are a few examples of our step changing technical solutions.
Wind Turbine Shuttle
To improve the efficiency of offshore wind turbine installation, we developed the Wind Turbine Shuttle: a dynamically positioned, fast sailing (14 knots) SWATH - Small Water Plane Area Twin Hull - type installation vessel which can carry and install two wind turbines in one piece.
Metal and ceramic 3D printing processes are becoming increasingly popular, while these processes are most commonly used to produce polymer objects. Since 2015, Huisman has devoted R&D efforts to investigate benefits of Wire & Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), a specific subtype of metal 3D printing which is highly similar to conventional welding. Amongst other components, crane hooks are of particular interest because of the increased control over the production process.
Fiber Rope System
Huisman recently developed a revolutionary system for the application of fiber rope in subsea deployment crane applications. The system includes a Hybrid Fiber Rope System which combines the advantages of fiber rope with subsea deployment, while the heave compensation is done with traditional steel wire rope systems.
Huisman Innovation Tower (HIT)
The Huisman Innovation Tower (HIT) is a 90m high test drill tower, capable of handling 55 m (180 ft) stands and 46 m (150 ft) riser and with the ability to simulate dynamical vessel movements. The HIT is located at the Huisman Schiedam quayside and is used, among others, for demonstration and testing purposes.