Huisman Kicks Off Ringer Crane Production

Huisman and Denmark-based BMS Heavy Cranes have started the production of a 3,000 metric ton Ringer Crane during a ceremony at Huisman’s production facility in the Czech Republic.

The production of the crane ceremonially commenced with the welding of the first parts of S690 steel using Huisman’s robotic welding technology called Wire & Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) which is a specific subtype of metal 3D printing that is similar to conventional welding used to produce mid-size to large complex-shaped components with high-grade tensile steel.

The crane setup has been optimised for operations in the wind industry.

Source: Huisman

With the capability to lift components of 1,200 metric tons at heights of up to 225 metres, and heavy structures of 3,000 metric tons at a reduced height, the crane will ready BMS for installation of the next generation of wind turbines on and offshore and on floating foundations, Huisman said.

The fully electrically driven crane is said to help reduce emissions and improve operational accuracy and energy efficiency ensuring its suitability for use in the renewable energy industry.

At the beginning of this year, Huisman signed a contract with BMS Heavy Cranes for the delivery of the Ringer crane, which is planned for 2023, with an option for a second unit.

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