Storebaelt Project, Denmark
Huisman engineered and manufactured all skidding, pushing and jacking systems required to handle concrete bridge elements weighing up to 6,500mt on the Nyborg Construction site in Denmark. All drive movements of the skid and push units are fully automatic. The skid units are equipped with an automatic control system to guarantee safety and accuracy.
The 'Svanen' was built for the construction of the 18km long bridge across Storebælt (the Great Belt Bridge). Huisman delivered the 7,000mt lifting frame and hoisting system for the vessel. Nowadays, the 'Svanen' is mainly used for offshore wind turbine installation.
Northumberland Strait Crossing Project, Canada
Huisman designed and built two 8,200mt transporters for this project. The skid units are designed to lift, transport and position large loads with great accuracy. A vertical jack was installed in the centre of the skid unit to lift and rotate the load. The drive and control system was optimised to maintain a skidding speed of maximum 200m/h.