Jumbo to Equip Its Heavy-Lift Vessels with Huisman’s DDS System

Jumbo Shipping has recently decided to award Huisman a contract for the design and construction of the 2nd Deepwater Deployment System (DDS).

Jumbo to Equip Its Heavy-Lift Vessels with Huisman's Deepwater Deployment SystemThis system will be integrated on Jumbo’s DP2 heavy-lift vessel Jumbo Javelin, which is now carrying out the installation of wind turbine transition pieces at the Butendiek offshore wind farm.

The integration of the the DDS system is planned to be completed by the third quarter of 2015.

With this investment, not only the Jumbo Javelin will be equipped with a DDS, but Jumbo’s Fairplayer as well. Both vessels are state of the art DP2 heavy-lift vessels 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.

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.”

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, the full crane functionality can be maintained at any depth.

Press release, July 02, 2014; Image: Jumbo Shipping
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