Quad Lift Cranes

Heavy Lift Cranes

For more than 100 years, our robust, heavy lift cranes have helped clients stay ahead in the demanding offshore market.

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Since the early 20th century, NOV has provided cranes with high lifting capacities and high outreaches for the harsh marine and offshore environment. Our heavy lift crane offerings and extensive experience are built on a foundation of legacy businesses such as GustoMSC and AmClyde. We have always placed high demands on the quality of our products, which ensure a long service life of our cranes, or as we like to say, “A lifetime of lifting.”

It’s our longstanding ambition to help you stay at the forefront of both the offshore wind and the oil and gas markets, and our future-proof, offshore heavy lifting capabilities have delivered continuous success. To maintain our goal, we continuously develop the required knowhow and overall understanding of your heavy lifting operations to help you to stay ahead of market demands.

Tailored solutions built on innovative engineering and design capabilities

We understand the interaction of crane and vessel, and we can consult on the most efficient integrated crane solution that delivers safe, optimal performance. All our heavy lift cranes are built in accordance with international standards and certified by recognized international classification societies, ensuring the highest degree of safety.

Our cranes are designed to have an impact on your environmental footprint. From fully electric drive systems with low energy consumption, to the ability to feed regenerated energy into energy storage systems, our heavy lift cranes employ various features that help support a sustainable future.

As part of the Marine and Construction business unit, our heavy lift portfolio offers complete turnkey projects, including engineering and design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, testing, training, operational support, and worldwide aftermarket services. Our global manufacturing capabilities provide flexibility for the building locations of our heavy lift cranes, which can be conducted in-house, locally, or in corporation with your team to ensure maximum time savings and reduced logistics costs.

Heavy Lift Product Portfolio

Tub cranes

  • Lifting capacities up to 12,500-MT safe working load (SWL)
  • Lifting heights in excess of 656 ft (200 m)
  • Innovative combination of heavy lift capability
  • Small footprint: ability to pass bridges
  • Improved location of centre of gravity
  • Fully electric driven
  • Low construction weight

Leg cranes

  • Lifting capacities up to 4,000 MT SWL
  • Lifting heights in excess of 738 ft (225 m)
  • Various leg sizes
  • Fully electric driven
  • Low construction weight
  • Slender but stiff boom design

Telescopic leg cranes

  • Lifting capacities up to 3,200 MT SWL
  • Lifting heights more than 689 ft (210 m)
  • Various leg sizes
  • Fully electric driven
  • High outreach in extended mode
  • Superior lifting capacity in retracted mode
  • No limitation on transit conditions
  • No mobilization time for changing boom configuration
  • Simple and light integration on vessel

Pedestal cranes

  • Lifting capacities up to 1,500 MT SWL
  • Lifting heights in excess of 574 ft (175 m)
  • Fully electric driven
  • Low construction weight
  • Slender but stiff boom design


Full electric drive system

Our fully electric driven cranes have low energy consumption and the ability to feed regenerated energy into energy storage systems like the NOV Powerblade™ system or batteries without the risk of oil spill. The electric variable-frequency drive system also allows for smooth, accurate operations while requiring less maintenance, fewer components, and reduced noise and vibrations.

Digital portfolio

We offer a range of digital solutions that safely improve operability and provide efficient support for our heavy lift cranes.

Operator Support System (OSS)

As an application layer on top of the NOV Max™ data and analytics platform, the GustoMSC-designed OSS provides real-time guidance to the operator based on data generated by equipment onboard. The data can be extracted and then stored in the cloud, where it can be analyzed and securely shared with clients.

Remote access and diagnostics

We can help you connect your live data to our technicians, enabling quick troubleshooting and resolution of equipment challenges. We understand your data is highly valuable, and its safety is our number one priority. Our remote support offers powerful data loggers that provide a clearer picture of what is happening to enable efficient diagnosis of your equipment or operational issues.

Operators’ cabin

Our operators’ cabin has been specifically designed and optimized for use on cranes operating offshore. Our extensive experience combines a lifetime of lifting, customer surveys, and client feedback, and we’ve implemented that knowledge in the cutting-edge design and layout of our operator cabins. Our cabins ensure a large, unobstructed view for enhanced safety whilst providing a comfortable, ergonomic working environment for the crane driver.

  • Lifting and Handling Product Portfolio

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  • Heavy Lift Cranes Brochure
AmClyde PC37 on Saipem FDS2
1,000 mt post crane on Saipem FDS2
Seaway Strashnov
5,000 mt tub crane on Seaway Strashnov
Heerema Balder
3,000 and 4,000 st tub cranes on Balder
Model 80 Heavy Lift Crane
4,200 st tub crane on DLS 4200
MPI Discovery
1,000 mt pedestal crane Jan de Nul Taillevent
Sea Installer
900 mt leg crane on Sea Installer
1,200 mt leg crane on Wind Osprey
1,200 mt leg crane on Wind Osprey
Saipem 7000
7,000 mt tub cranes on Saipem 7000

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NOV Heavy Lift

Karel Doormanweg 35
3115 JD Schiedam
The Netherlands
Tel +31 (0)10 288 30 00
Email [email protected]