New Huisman Crane Ordered for Norwegian Harbour

Wergeland Group and PSW Group have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Huisman for the delivery of a Skyhook quayside crane at the Gulen Industrial Harbour, Norway.

The Skyhook crane has a lifting capacity of 2,600mt in regular configuration as well as a high lift mode with a super flyjib, facilitating the assembly of today’s and tomorrow’s offshore wind turbines, Huisman said.

The crane will be deployed at the base of Wergeland and near PSW Group in Mongstad and will provide additional potential for decommissioning work and for outfitting the next generation deepwater semi-submersibles in the port’s 100-meter wide dock, the company added.

“During our preparatory work for ‘Hywind Tampen’ we have seen some of the challenges related to logistics and assembly of large offshore wind turbines,” said Trygve Wergeland, CEO at Wergeland Base.

“By establishing a crane capacity such as the one we are planning with Huisman and PSW, we will contribute to cost reduction and efficient logistics for clients in the years to come. With this crane capacity, along with the drydock that is currently under construction, we can offer a complete service portfolio together with PSW.”

Last year, the Gulen Industrial Harbour was selected as the turbine assembly site for the Hywind Tampen floating wind project.

The harbor will provide onshore and inshore areas for storage, assembly and commissioning of all the components for the turbines, as well as necessary infrastructure and facilities in the project period.

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