On Friday 18 January, representatives of CMHI and Huisman witnessed the cutting ceremony of the DES Innovative Drilling System project at Huisman China. The Huisman innovative drilling system will be integrated and installed on the moored drilling semi-submersible constructed at CMHI Haimen. This drilling system will be used for oil and gas drilling activities in shallow to medium water depths all around Asia, particularly the South China Sea. It will be delivered in the second quarter of 2020 to CMHI Jiangsu Yard in China. Fabrication and final commissioning work will take place at Huisman China.
We are excited to announce that the Maersk Supply Service vessel 'Maersk Inventor' is nominated for Offshore Support Journal’s Vessel of the Year Award. 'The Maersk Inventor' is equipped with a 400mt Huisman Hybrid Boom Crane.
Contract awarded to Huisman for the delivery of Japan’s second dedicated offshore wind turbine installation crane
Recently, Huisman, the worldwide provider of stepchanging technical solutions, signed a contract with Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) for the delivery of a 1,000mt SWL Pedestal Mounted Crane for offshore wind turbine installation in Japan. The 1,000mt PMC will be built and delivered at Huisman China, installation will take place at JMU’s shipyard in Japan.
Last week, Huisman, the worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions, was awarded a contract by Jan De Nul Group for the delivery of the most advanced monopile gripper to date. The monopile gripper, which has a modular, tailor made design to allow use on a wide range of projects, will be used by Jan De Nul Group for the installation of monopiles for offshore wind farms, such as Northwester 2. The delivery is planned for Q2 2019 after which installation will take place on wind turbine installation vessel ‘Vole au vent’.
On 20 September, the KIVI section Offshore Engineering awarded their annual graduation prize to the best bachelor and master graduate in an offshore engineering related topic in 2017. KIVI, the Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers, established this prize for students years ago to accentuate the importance of research in Offshore Technology, to inform the industry and society about results of graduation projects, to stimulate the Offshore Engineering study and high-quality graduation theses and to strengthen the connection between students and KIVI. The theses are judged by a board of very experienced representatives of the offshore industry and universities.
Huisman, the worldwide provider of stepchanging technical solutions, successfully finalised the upgrade to 1,100mt of two 900mt Heavy Lift Mast Cranes onboard BigLift’s heavy lift vessel ‘Happy Star’ giving the vessel capabilities unmatched in the world fleet of heavy lift vessels. The recent upgrade was executed at the Huisman Service & Assembly location in Schiedam, the Netherlands.
This week, China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI) awarded Huisman, the worldwide provider of stepchanging technical solutions, a contract for the engineering and fabrication of a drilling system which will be integrated and installed on the moored drilling semi-submersible constructed at CMHI Haimen. This drilling system will be used for oil and gas drilling activities in shallow to medium water depths all around Asia, particularly the South China Sea.
Huisman, the worldwide provider of stepchanging technical solutions, and the Australasian Training Company (ATC) signed a cooperation agreement for the joint offering of Offshore Crane Operator, Offshore Rigger, Offshore Crane Inspector and other associated training packages and competency assurance solutions. With this partnership, Huisman and ATC are the only parties offering American API RP2D & Spec 2C training courses for crane operators, riggers and crane inspectors in Singapore. This makes them the only service providers in the Australasian region offering internationally recognised offshore crane training and qualifications to Australian, British and American standards at the one location.
The Carbon Trust and Fistuca, in conjunction with industry partners (E.ON, EDPR, EnBW, Equinor, Ørsted, Shell, Sif, SSE, Van Oord, and Vattenfall) are pleased to announce the successful completion of the offshore test of the Fistuca BLUE 25M hammer as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator BLUE PILOT project. The offshore test was carried out on 13th August 2018, using Van Oord’s offshore heavy lift installation vessel, Svanen, off the coast of the Netherlands.
Since May 2015, Huisman is a shareholder of Fistuca.
Huisman recently started a new business line ‘Huisman Geo’, for the development of sustainable solutions towards affordable and clean energy and as one of its contributions to the energy transition. Huisman Geo combines the extensive design and manufacturing knowledge of Huisman, with the operational experience of drilling multiple wells in the European and US hydrocarbon and geothermal land drilling market.
The Joint Venture Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman were awarded a contract for the delivery of a geothermal well in Mehrnbach, Ried im Innkreis, Austria. The company GRB Geothermie Ried Bohrung GmbH, a subsidiary of Energie Ried GmbH, Energie AG Wärme GmbH and Nahwärme Mehrnbach GmbH & Co KG, contracted the Joint Venture for drilling and completion of the geothermal well TH3.1 via a day rate based contract.
Huisman and RAMLAB have initiated a project to produce a large offshore crane hook using the 3D printing technique ‘Wire & Arc Additive Manufacturing’ (WAAM). The hook, which is based on a Huisman 4-prong hook design, will employ 3D printing benefits such that the product will be hollow, significantly saving on material usage and production lead time. The hook will measure over 1 by 1 meter in outer dimensions and weigh close to 1000 kg, making it the world’s largest 3D printed steel product in terms of weight. Its Safe Working Load (SWL) will be 325mt. At the beginning of this year, Huisman successfully load tested a 3D printed offshore crane hook with an SWL of 80mt.
Huisman announced today that the Huisman Board has appointed Martijn Reissenweber as the new Director Huisman Services, effective as per today. This appointment follows Peter de Vin’s decision to accept the role of Director Huisman Geo.
Huisman was recently awarded a contract for the delivery of a geothermal doublet in Pijnacker, the Netherlands. Drilling started at the end of April and the installation will heat a large area of greenhouses, a residential area and a local pool.
Huisman announced today that Theo Bruijninckx is appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective as per today. This appointment follows the decision of Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO to fulfil the role of President. Theo Bruijninckx is overall responsible for the daily operation of the company, Joop Roodenburg will focus on the continuous development of step changing technical solutions and on the valued relationships with customers. The Huisman Works Council, which was involved in the process, gave a positive advice on the appointment.
Gravitricity teams up with worldwide lifting, drilling and subsea specialists Huisman to build prototype energy store
- Partners plan to build 250kW energy storage prototype this year
- Plans for long-term partnership to bring gravity-fed technology to market
- Technology will contribute to grid stabilisation and fast frequency response
Energy storage start-up Gravitricity has teamed up with worldwide lifting, drilling and subsea specialists Huisman to develop a scale demonstrator of their innovative gravity-fed energy storage system.
Jumbo recently made a formal investment decision to appoint Huisman Equipment BV for the provision of the design and construction of two offshore mast cranes for their new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020.
The Carbon Trust today announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The BLUE PILOT project will deploy The BLUE Hammer, a new type of pile driver developed by Fistuca BV., a Dutch technology company founded as a spin-off from Eindhoven University of Technology. It is anticipated that the project will enable €33 – 40 million lifetime savings for a 720MW offshore wind farm, which is equal to a levelised cost of energy (LCOE) reduction of 0.9-1.2 €/MWh.
On Wednesday 28 February, the 1,600mt Huisman Leg Encircling Crane for Van Oord was successfully installed onboard their offshore installation vessel Aeolus. The new crane, the biggest Leg Encircling Crane ever built, will enable Van Oord to install bigger and heavier foundations and turbines for offshore wind farms. The Huisman crane was installed by Heerema’s Thialf, making it a pretty spectacular sight!
Last night during the OSJ Conference Gala Dinner in London, Huisman was awarded the Innovation of the Year Award for its Fiber Rope System. Timon Ligterink, Sales Manager at Huisman, collected the award. Our design was nominated at the very last moment after our initial press release.
In the first week of 2018, world’s first 3D printed offshore crane hook, manufactured by worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions Huisman, successfully passed its load test (80mt) and all associated quality control checks according to the strictest criteria. Crane hooks are typically manufactured by casting or forging techniques. Huisman’s 3D printing technology however catches up to what could become the new future manufacturing technology.
The sustainability of heat supply for houses and buildings is essential to realise the climate ambitions of Utrecht (the Netherlands). Geothermal energy can possibly make a major contribution to achieve this. Therefore, a subsidy application will soon be submitted (programme renewable energy) to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) for a research into geothermal energy via the demonstration and de-risk project LEAN (Low cost Exploration And deriskiNg of geothermal plays: the Rotliegendes demonstrator).
Huisman, the worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions 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, the worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions, organised a steel cutting ceremony together with CMHI and OOS International for their new 4×2,200mt Offshore Mast Cranes at the Huisman production facility in China. The cranes will be installed on two vessels for OOS International, which are currently being built by CMHI Jiangsu shipyard.