On Monday 17 April, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Chinese production facility: Huisman China. Since its opening on 17 April 2007, Huisman China delivers a significant contribution to the overall Huisman engineering and production capacity. The delivery of the 100th crane in 2015 signifies the added value of the Chinese Huisman production facility for the Huisman Group and its clients in the region.
Enhanced Casing Installation (ECI), a product of Huisman Well Technology, is nominated for the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2017. The European Geothermal Innovation Award is given to companies which have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or project initiatives.
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, is about to deliver the first crane built and tested at their production facility in Navegantes, Santa Catarina state, in the south of Brazil. This 50mt (Deck) Knuckle Boom Crane is the first of an order of two 50mt (deck) Knuckle Boom Cranes for DOF/Technip’s ‘Skandi Olinda’ and ‘Skandi Recife’ which are currently being built at Brazilian shipyard VARD Promar.
Late December 2016 Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, and Oceana Shipyard, part of CBO group, signed a contract for the delivery of two additional anchor handling and towing winch packages for two new Havyard 843 AHTS vessels. These two winch packages are additional to the 2015 CBO order for four anchor handling and towing winch packages of which the first system has been delivered to CBO in November 2016. Similar to the 2015 order, these two winch packages will be built at Huisman’s production facility in Navegantes, Brazil. Delivery is scheduled for Q1 2018. The winches will be delivered with 50% Brazilian content.
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, is currently producing world’s largest bearings at its production facility in China. These two, 30m diameter, bearings are meant for world’s largest Tub Cranes: the two 10,000mt Huisman designed cranes which are under construction for Heerema’s new semi-submersible crane vessel ‘Sleipnir’. Since 2012, Huisman has been successfully designing and constructing small bearings with a diameter up to 14m.
Early October 2016, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, secured a contract from Japan Marine United Corporation for the delivery of one 800mt Pedestal Mounted Crane (PMC) and a contract from Jurong Shipyard for the delivery of one 100mt Pedestal Mounted Offshore Crane (PMOC). Both cranes will be built at Huisman China, the delivery of the 800mt PMC is planned for April 2018, the delivery of the 100mt PMOC is planned for March 2018.
Schiedam, 24 August 2016: Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around 300 million Euro from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors:
2 x 900mt Heavy Lift Mast Cranes for BigLift Shipping;
1 x 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane for Van Oord;
4 x 2,200mt Offshore Mast Cranes for OOS International;
1 x 3,000mt Offshore Mast Crane for Boskalis;
1 x 5,000mt Tub Mounted Crane for Allseas.
The cranes will be built at the Huisman production facilities in The Netherlands, Czech Republic and China. Deliveries are scheduled for end 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Huisman announced today that it has sold its majority stake in tidal and free-flow water turbines producer Tocardo International BV, to the Canadian company Tribute Resources Inc. The transaction is consistent with Huisman’s strategy to divest activities in non-core businesses.
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, recently introduced a new 400mt Offshore Mast Crane simulator at the company’s sales and service facility in Singapore. The crane simulator will be used for regular and customized education and training purposes and for expert investigations on a 400mt Offshore Mast Crane or any other required Huisman crane type.
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, held a steel cutting ceremony together with COOEC, a subsidiary of CNOOC, for their new pipelay system at the Huisman facility in China. It is a 325mt Vertical Lay System for flexible pipe. It will be the first Vertical Lay System ever operated and owned by a Chinese company. The tower will be installed onboard of the offshore construction vessel HYSY286, and together with the earlier supplied 400mt deep water mast crane of Huisman, this vessel will become a very efficient and capable deep water construction vessel.
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, celebrated the delivery of the 100th Chinese built crane at their production facility in Zhangzhou, China. The 100 cranes have a total lifting capacity of 65,000mt. The 100th crane is a 1,500mt Heavy Lift Mast Crane for Jumbo’s ‘Fairmaster’. The celebrated crane is one of a set of two 1,500mt cranes, giving the vessel a dual lift capacity of up to 3,000mt. The delivery of the 100th crane signifies a major milestone for Huisman China and proves the success of the Chinese Huisman production facility.
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, held a steel cutting ceremony together with Heerema for the two Heerema 10,000mt Tub Mounted Cranes at their facility in China. These world’s largest cranes will be installed onboard Heerema’s new semi-submersible crane vessel. The steel cutting event signifies a major milestone for the project to proceed to its construction phase to meet the delivery schedule by the end of 2018.
The Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel “Skandi Africa” was yesterday awarded the prestigious “Ship of the Year” award, instituted by Nordic shipping magazine, Skipsrevyen. The vessel is currently at the Huisman Schiedam quay for final outfitting.
On Saturday 25 April 2015, Jumbo Kinetic set a new heavy lift record by lifting 3,000t during the test lift at the Huisman production facility in Zhangzhou, China. The completion of the test lift marks the successful delivery of a new generation heavy lift vessels.
For the third year in a row, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions, was acclaimed most successful Dutch manufacturing company in Management Team’s Manufacturing Industry Top100.
On Thursday 16 April, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, officially opened her new production facility in Navegantes, Santa Catarina state, in the south of Brazil. The facility is used for the manufacturing of offshore equipment for the Brazilian market. It is located along the Itajai-Açu river, enabling fast installation of Huisman equipment onboard sea going vessels. The new Huisman production facility was officially opened by Mrs Cristina Pinho, Executive Manager E&P Services at Petrobras.
In April 2015, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, started with the final factory acceptance testing of its first 900mt Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane, now called the ‘Hybrid Boom Crane’, at the quayside of the Huisman China Production facility in Zhangzhou. The crane was fully assembled in the main assembly hall and upended by Huisman’s 2,400mt Quayside Crane. In the coming weeks, the crane will undergo an intensive factory acceptance testing program, after which it will be shipped to Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea. The crane will then be installed, commissioned and tested on board Subsea 7’s Seven Arctic.
On Wednesday 18 February 2015, the Huisman Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane has been awarded the Innovation of the Year award during the Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards 2015. The new hybrid crane is recognized to provide a significant innovation on the design, build and operational aspects of offshore support vessels.
In January 2015, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, and Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO, signed a contract for the delivery of four anchor handling and towing winch packages for four new Havyard 843 AHTS vessels. The winch packages will be built by Huisman’s new production facility in Navegantes, Brazil, and delivery is planned for 2016 and 2017. The winches will be delivered with 50% Brazilian content. The Havyard designed 843 AHTS vessels will be built by Estaleiro Aliança (2x) and Estaleiro Oceana (2x).
In December 2014, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, secured a contract from COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard for the delivery of four customized 400mt Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Cranes and two 100mt Knuckle Boom Cranes onboard four new subsea support vessels (SSVs) for Maersk Supply Service. The first vessels, Marin Teknikk design MT 6027, are scheduled for delivery in Q4 2016. In addition to Huisman’s long track record as a reliable and innovative subsea crane supplier, Maersk Supply Service selected Huisman due to the benefits offered by this new crane type, and the partnership that developed between the companies which led to a customized crane design.
Meet the team who orchestrated an incredible feat kilometres below the ocean’s surface and far from land, supporting Brazil’s “crude awakening”. By combining an innovative approach with drillships of the future, engineers on the BC-10 (or Parque das Conchas) deep-water project smashed an ambitious target by safely delivering seven wells over four months early. Discover why once they started, they were unstoppable.
On Wednesday 5 November 2014, the “Noble Bully II” was awarded by Shell with this year’s Global Floating Rig of the Year award, recognizing her as the best performing floating rig for Shell worldwide in 2014. “Noble Bully I” was awarded with the same award in 2013. Both ‘Noble Bully’ drillships feature the Huisman Dual Multi Purpose Tower.