Illustration of the ringer crane (Source: Huisman)

Danish heavy-lift firm places crane order with Huisman

Danish heavy-lift specialist, BMS Heavy Cranes, has placed an order for a 3,000-tonne ringer crane with Netherlands-based Huisman. Delivery is due for the second half of 2023 and the contract includes an option for a second unit. The fully-electric crane, designed for operation in the wind turbine sector on land and sea, is capable of lifting components weighing up to 1,200 tonnes to heights of up to 225m, and even heavier structures of up to 3,000 tonnes at lower heights. In an offshore context, the crane is designed to handle components at both fixed and floating facilities. Features of the crane include high positioning accuracy, efficient energy use, more uptime in windy conditions, straightforward break-down for transport by road, and a modular system which can be configured as a 360° ring or in parts.

Huisman CEO, David Roodenburg, commented: “We are passionate about designing large cranes and are grateful to BMS for the opportunity and their trust. We can’t wait to see this mega-crane in real life. We are happy to once again be applying our experience in a project that aligns with our vision of accelerating the growth of renewable energy production.”

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