Huisman to build 1600-mt crane for Japanese offshore wind

Huisman will deliver a 1600-metric-tonne Leg Encircling Crane to PaxOcean Engineering. The crane will be placed on Penta-Ocean’s new self-elevated platform to install twelve-megawatt wind turbines and various foundations including monopiles.

The self-elevated platform (SEP) will be built by PaxOcean Engineering in Batam, Indonesia. The crane will be built at Huisman’s production facility in Xiamen, China. Delivery of the SEP is scheduled in 2022.

Third wind turbine installation crane for Japan

After successful delivery of the 800-metric-tonne crane for Penta-Ocean’s CP8001 in 2018, Huisman was selected as partner for the development of a second crane for Penta-Ocean. The 1600-metric-tonne crane will be the third wind turbine installation crane that Huisman delivers in Japan.

The crane is to provide Penta-Ocean Construction with a capable and cost-effective tool for installation of wind turbine generators and foundations in Japan. The Leg Encircling Crane will be certified by Japanese certification society ClassNK. Key systems will consist of Japan-made components to increase ease of maintenance.

The order ‘shows Japan’s commitment to the future of its own offshore wind industry, which will be taking off in the following years,’ says Timon Ligterink, Sales Manager of Huisman.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.