KenzFigee Cranes for Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Substations

Dutch offshore lifting equipment provider KenzFigee has won a contract to deliver two 3-ton electric hydraulic Ram Luffing offshore cranes to be installed on the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore substation topsides.

KenzFigee was awarded the contract by HSM Offshore, in close collaboration with Iv-Offshore & Energy.

The heavy duty 1300 type Ram Luffing design cranes will be fully identical. They have a box boom with a length of 12 meters, a SWL capacity of 3 tons from deck as well as supply boat, covering sea state 3 according to EN13852-1, KenzFigee said.

The Ram Luffing cranes will be built, assembled and tested at the premises of KenzFigee in Zaandam, the Netherlands.

In June 2020, they will be shipped to the construction yard of HSM Offshore in Schiedam for installation on the offshore substation (OSS) topsides of the Neart na Gaoithe project, currently under construction at HSM Offshore.

The 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm will be located 15.5 kilometres off the Firth of Forth east coast of Scotland.

The wind farm, being developed by ESB and EDF Renewables, will comprise 54 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines expected to be fully operational in 2023.

“In close collaboration with Iv-Offshore & Energy and HSM Offshore, respectively the designer and the manufacturer of the offshore topside platform, we are pleased to have concluded this contract and proud to serve the Neart na Gaoithe operations with this proven design with an installed base of over 50 cranes worldwide,” said Robert de Rijcke, Chief Commercial Officer of KenzFigee.

”We are looking forward to working together with Iv-Offshore & Energy and HSM Offshore during the production process and final delivery.”

Photo: HSM Offshore/Illustration