Denmark-based crane and man lift specialist BMS Heavy Cranes A/S has contracted Dutch crane provider Huisman to design and delivery a 3,000 mt Ringer Crane. Delivery of the crane is scheduled for the second half of 2023. The contract includes an option for a second unit
The Huisman Ringer Crane setup has been optimised for operations in the wind industry and will ready BMS for installation of the next generation of wind turbines on and offshore and on floating foundations. It can operate in higher winds than tradition cranes, Huisman says.
“We look forward to the ongoing cooperation with Huisman in the delivery of this crane. This asset represents a major step forward for BMS. With the capability to lift the world’s largest turbines onshore we will be able to play an increasingly important role in the development of renewable, net-zero energy industries.”Morten ammer, CEO at BMS Heavy Cranes
The crane has the capability to lift components of 1,200 mt at heights of up to 225 m, and heavy structures of 3000 mt at reduced height. The fully electrically driven crane helps reduce emissions and improves operational accuracy and energy efficiency ensuring its suitability for use in the renewable energy industry, the company says. The modular ring system allows for a full 360° ring being used, or a portion of it – depending on specific site layouts.
The crane produces a very low ground bearing pressure and can be upended without the use of assistant cranes. The crane can be relocated in pieces by road transport. The crane is also well suited to operations in other industries.
“We are passionate about designing large cranes and are grateful to BMS for the opportunity and their trust. We can’t wait to see this mega crane in real life. We are happy to once again be applying our experience in a project that aligns with our vision of accelerating the growth of renewable energy production.”David Roodenburg, CEO at Huisman
Delivery of the crane is scheduled for the second half of 2023. Source: Huisman