Huisman Scoops Aegir Crane Upgrade Work

The job will increase the Heerema vessel’s second main hoist capacity by 1200 mt.

The Aegir is one of the world's largest monohull crane vessels.
SOURCE: Heerema

Heavy equipment specialist Huisman has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the offshore mast crane on board Heerema’s heavy-lift vessel Aegir. The project will increase the second main hoist capacity from 2000 to 3200 metric tons (mt) at a height of 110 m, making the upgrade suitable for the installation of large jacket foundations.

The upgraded crane for one of the world’s largest monohull crane vessels will feature a fixed jib section and a 3200 mt lower block and hook.,

“We are honored to once again collaborate with Heerema on this milestone upgrade for the Aegir vessel,” said David Roodenburg, chief executive of Huisman. “This project reaffirms our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to our clients, making their operations more efficient, and strengthening them in their current and future business.”

The vessel was originally equipped with a 4000-mt offshore mast crane by Huisman in 2013. In 2020, Huisman upgraded the lifting capacity of the main hoist to 5000 mt.

Aegir has transported and installed various jackets, topsides, and modules. In October, it removed the 2500-mt turret from Woodside’s decommissioned Nganhurra FPSO offshore Australia.

In 2017, the vessel installed 16 anchor piles and mooring lines for the Shell Prelude FLNG using a novel pile installation method. In 2020, Aegir completed the jacket installation, as well as the 3100-mt topside installation for Qatargas’ North Field Bravo Living Quarters Expansion project.

The 211-m Aegir was built in 2012 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.