General – Rock Installation
Huisman has announced the award of a contract from USA-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD), for the delivery of rock installation equipment.
The equipment, which is to be installed on the company’s newbuild rock installation vessel, will support the development of offshore renewable energy production in US waters.
Huisman has optimised the equipment for installing scour protection necessary for offshore wind applications. This includes, for example, filter and armour layers for foundations, which it can install pre- or post-foundation installation. It can also install the cable protection for both inter array and export cables. The equipment will support GLDD’s ability to play a significant role in the development of the USA’s offshore wind industry.
For the project, Huisman will cooperate with TME, designer and producer of bespoke equipment for the offshore, bulk, asphalt and concrete industries, utilising its robust and proven rock transportation technology in the form of a plate feeder, shakers and hoppers.
Delivery of the rock installation equipment is scheduled for the first half of 2024.