Huisman’s DDS for Jumbo Javelin

Jumbo has recently decided to award Huisman a contract for the design and construction of a 2nd Deepwater Deployment System (DDS). This system will be integrated on Jumbo’s DP2 Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) Jumbo Javelin. The integration is planned to be completed by the third quarter of 2015.


With this investment not only Jumbo’s “Fairplayer”, but also the “Jumbo Javelin” will be equipped with a DDS. Both vessels are state of the art DP2 HLVs with 2 x 900T revolving cranes.

The patented DDS system allows direct lowering and accurate positioning of subsea structures in water depths up to 3,000m.

Jumbo’s dual-crane subsea lowering capacity, with DDS, qualifies as the best in the subsea

Manager of Commerce, Roddy Lafontaine, states: “our vessels have proven to be able to safely and efficiently install large, heavy and complex subsea structures, including the provision of complete deep-water mooring systems. Having both Jumbo Javelin and Fairplayer with DDS, allows us to better serve our clients in the growing deep-water market with added capacity, availability, schedule flexibility and back-up.”

Deepwater Deployment System (DDS)

The DDS for each crane essentially consists of a Storage Winch (ø 50mm/14km), Traction Winch (70mT) and wire guidance system. This system feeds the main hoist blocks of each mast crane (900T/ea). With this integrated system we maintain the full crane functionality at any depth.

Press Release, July 02, 2014
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