Published: 20 June 2022 20 June 2022
GustoMSC's new ENSIS heavy lift crane vessel series addresses the needs of the growing offshore wind foundation market. The ENSIS series features scalable and fully customisable designs and next-generation crane and deck mission equipment developed by other groups in NOV's Marine & Construction business unit.
The ENSIS 5000 design is the largest and most capable of the series so far. The vessel is about 220 m long and 55 m wide, with 9,500 m2 of deck space. A 5,000t-rated heavy lift crane with an increased load moment and lifting height is installed at the vessel. The vessel is designed around a combined upend hinge with a motion-compensated gripper that allows the ENSIS 5000 to take up to six large monopiles in one trip. The ENSIS 3000 and ENSIS 4000 designs are based on the same principles and expertise as the ENSIS 5000. The ENSIS 3000 is a compact design that is able to install smaller monopiles, pin-piles, or suction anchors. The ENSIS 4000 offers opportunities for the evolving US market and Jones Act-compliant vessels.