SCHIEDAM, Netherlands – On June 16, Huisman’s CEO Joop Roodenburg gave the official start signal for the construction of Huisman China’s new quayside.
Upon completion the Huisman China facility will be accessible for seagoing vessels, allowing for fast installation, commissioning and testing of the Huisman designed and built offshore construction equipment onboard.
The $120 million investment includes a gravity quayside with a 380 m (1,247 ft) long coastline. 25 caissons will be installed of which 20 have a weight of 5800 tons. The front edge of the quay will be equipped with a traveler crane with a capacity of 2400 tons, designed and built by Huisman. The quayside is planned to be operational in January 2012. The entire project including infrastructure is planned to be finalized in June 2012.