Recently, Huisman signed a contract with Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) for the delivery of a 1,000mt SWL Pedestal Mounted Crane for offshore wind turbine installation in Japan.
The 1,000mt PMC will be built and delivered at Huisman China, installation will take place at JMU’s shipyard in Japan.
Japan is steadily increasing its number of wind turbine installation vessels: in 2016, Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction company awarded JMU a contract for the delivery of a Self Elevating Platform (SEP) including Huisman’s 800mt Pedestal Mounted Crane for offshore wind turbine installation. Now, the cooperation in Japan is bound to continue with a new contract for the delivery of a 1,000mt PMC, awarded by JMU.
The end clients are Japanese construction companies Obayashi Corporation and TOA Corporation. The swift and cooperative finalisation of the commercial discussions reflect the mutual trust between Huisman and its Japanese partners. This has also been the first project that resulted in a firm order since Huisman’s cooperation with its Japanese agent Exeno Yamamizu Corporation. The continuing support of Exeno Yamamizu Corporation in catering the needs of Huisman’s clients in Japan has been key to its success in this market.
The newly awarded design builds on the track record of Huisman’s previous crane for the Japanese market, but will be adapted to suit the specific requirements of Obayashi Corporation and TOA Corporation.