Heerema orders motion compensated pile gripper from Huisman

Huisman has been tasked with providing a motion compensated pile gripper to Heerema Marine Contractors.

Using the Motion Compensation Pile Gripper, Heerema can set monopiles with a maximum diameter of 12.5, a maximum length of 115 meters, and a maximum weight of 3,200 metric tons. The Gripper was built for Heerema’s SSCV Thialf and will be mounted on the ship’s side.

It will be Huisman’s third time developing their patented Motion Compensated Pile Gripper. Huisman’s facilities in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands will collaborate on the gripper’s design and manufacture.

Image source: Heerema

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