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Heavylifter “Aegir” gets crane upgrade from Huisman

Caption: "Aegir", an Ulstein-Design SOC5000 (Mk1) design (© HMC Hereema)

Heavylift and offshore shipping company Heerema is giving its “Aegir” a crane upgrade.

In future, “Aegir” will be deployed with a crane that has a capacity of 3,200 tons. The conversion order was awarded to Huisman, another Dutch company, which has now announced the project [ds_preview].

“Aegir” fit for offshore operations

The project involves the offshore mast crane installed on board, which is primarily used for the shipping company’s offshore activities. The capacity of the second main hoist will be increased from 2,000 to 3,200 tons at a height of 110 meters. This makes the “Aegir” even more suitable “for the installation of large jacket foundations”.

Heerema operates a fleet of various special heavylift vessels and barges, including the well-known vessels “Thialf“, “Sleipnir” and “Balder”. “Aegir” originally received a 4,000 mt offshore mast crane from Huisman in 2013. In 2020, the lifting capacity of the main hoist was increased to 5,000 tons.

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