Building on an extensive track record in delivery of heavy lift offshore cranes with deep and ultra-deep water subsea construction capabilities, Huisman has developed a novel, patented crane type: the Hybrid Boom Crane, previously known as the Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane. This crane design maintains the advantage of the knuckle boom functionality, which is essential for offshore construction activities, without the disadvantages of conventional knuckle boom cranes, such as the heavy boom that affects the crane load curves and impacts ship stability. The design also provides advantages in workability.
The crane is designed to execute projects in deep and ultra-deep waters and is able to handle large and heavy loads in hostile environmental conditions. The Hybrid Boom Crane is the subsea crane of the future, enabling operations farther offshore and enabling subsea installation of larger modules, in a more efficient manner.
Real-time heave compensation increases the operational weather window for safe and accurate installation of subsea infrastructure components.
In 2015, Huisman’s Hydrid Boom Crane received the OSJ Innovation of the Year Award.