Lifting, drilling and subsea solutions provider Huisman has received an order from Petrobas, for its new production facility in Brazil, to supply cranes.

The new order includes three sets of five cranes, which will be manufactured once construction of the Brazilian production facility is completed in 2014.

Huisman will supply three identical sets of cranes, each of them comprising of two 60mt Pedestal Mounted Offshore Cranes (PMOC), two 60mt Knuckle Boom Cranes (KBC) and one 12mt Pipe Handling Knuckle Boom Crane (PHKBC).

The cranes can be used for unloading of supply vessels, pipe handling, offshore construction work and subsea installation.

Petrobas is purchasing cranes for its new build vessels ‘Cassino’, ‘Curumim’ and ‘Salinas’. The first set of cranes will be delivered in 2015 for installation on the ‘Cassino’.

‘Curumim’ will be equipped with its set of cranes in the second quarter of 2016, while the last set will be installed onboard ‘Salinas’ during the third quarter of 2017.

In 2008, Huisman opened an engineering, sales and service office in Rio de Janeiro, in a bid to locally support the South American market.

With a plan to manufacture construction equipment for the Brazilian offshore market, Huisman commenced construction of a new production facility in 2012 in the city of Navegantes, situated alongside the river Itajai-Açu in the state Santa Catarina, in the southern part of Brazil.

Navegantes was reportedly chosen to make the Huisman Brazil facility accessible for seagoing vessels, allowing for fast installation, commissioning and testing of the offshore construction equipment onboard.

Huisman will also deliver three x 550mt Tiltable Lay Systems for Subsea 7 and two x 650 / two x 340mt Tiltable Lay Systems for Technip-DOF, in addition to the three sets of cranes.

Image: Huisman will manufacture cranes for Petrobas upon completion of the Brazilian facility. Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles /

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