Heerema and Huisman sign LOI

19 March 2014,

Heerema and Huisman sign LOI for two 10,000-tonnes cranes

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has recently signed a Letter of Intent with Huisman Equipment for the design and construction of two powerful cranes that are to be integrated on Heerema’s New Semi-submersible Crane Vessel (NSCV).

Each crane will be capable of lifting 10,000 tonnes in revolving mode, which qualifies as the largest offshore crane in the world. The crane boom will have a length of 145 meters and with the boom up, the crane will reach a height of 210 meters above the waterline.

World’s largest crane vessel

Earlier, HMC signed an agreement with engineering company GVA to develop the Basic Design Package of the new crane vessel. The NSCV will have a length of 214 meters and a width of 97.5 meters, making it the largest crane vessel in the world. Furthermore, the NSCV will be self-propelled with a transit speed of 10 knots. During the design a lot of attention is given to ensure the vessel meets the highest health and safety standards and reduce the environmental impact during fabrication and operation to a minimum.

CEO Jan-Pieter Klaver stated that “the LOI with Huisman is as an important step on the critical path for Heerema Marine Contractors to introduce the NSCV to the market”.