Huisman Rock Installation Equipment for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company
Huisman has announced the award of a contract from USA-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD), for the delivery of rock installation equipment. The equipment, which is to be installed on the company’s newbuild rock installation vessel, will support the development of offshore renewable energy production in US waters.
Huisman is committed to driving the growth of renewable energy and making mineral and fossil fuel extraction more sustainable. The development of the company’s products reflects this vision. Huisman has optimised the equipment for installing scour protection necessary for offshore wind applications. This includes, for example, filter and armour layers for foundations, which it can install pre- or post-foundation installation. It can also install the cable protection for both inter array and export cables. The equipment will support GLDD’s ability to play a significant role in the development of the USA’s offshore wind industry.
For the project, Huisman will cooperate with the Dutch based TME BV, designer and producer of bespoke equipment for the offshore, bulk, asphalt and concrete industries, utilising its robust and proven rock transportation technology in the form of a plate feeder, shakers and hoppers.
Delivery of the rock installation equipment is scheduled for the first half of 2024.
Eleni Beyko, Senior Vice President of Offshore Wind at GLDD: “We are pleased to work with Huisman regarding this critical element of our planned subsea rock installation vessel, which will provide a unique, technologically and environmentally advanced vessel for use in the US offshore wind industry.”
David Roodenburg, CEO at Huisman: “We thank Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for the trust shown in Huisman. We are proud to be part of this project that will support the growth of sustainable energy production in the USA. We look forward to cooperating with GLDD and TME to deliver this state-of-the-art rock installation equipment, using our extensive experience in designing and building custom made large rock installation systems.”