General – Quayside Crane
Huisman has developed a 700mt Travelling Quayside Crane for the load-out of offshore wind turbine components.
The move comes as a result of rising demand for large, 2,600mt and 4,000mt Skyhook Cranes for the load-out of foundation pieces and installation of floating turbines.
With this 700mt Travelling Quayside Crane, the load-out process of offshore wind turbine components can take place significantly faster compared to the regular methods that involve crawler cranes, or a tandem-lifting by two cranes with a capacity around 200mt to 300mt.
The new Quayside Crane has been designed fully electric, allowing for a direct connection to the quayside power grid. This allows regenerative energy to be directed back into the utility grid, thus drastically limiting the net energy consumption of the crane.
Although the crane is designed to travel on a track 16m wide, this can be adapted to local requirements.