Cadeler Taps Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam for Wind Orca Upgrade

Cadeler has contracted Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam for the engineering works supporting the upgrade of the wind farm installation vessel Wind Orca.

As previously reported, Cadeler has signed a contract to install a new crane on Wind Orca and retain the option for delivery of a crane on Wind Osprey.

The vessel will be upgraded with a new 1,600 metric-ton leg-encircling crane, delivered by NOV.

This increased lifting capacity will enable Wind Orca to install the next generation of offshore wind turbines.

Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler, said: ”Cadeler is pleased to be working with Vuyk again for this vessel upgrade. Based on previous engineering support delivered by Vuyk, Cadeler feels a high level of assurance that Vuyk can be trusted to uphold the structural integrity of our assets and the maintenance of a safe environment for offshore operations.”

Vuyk will execute the engineering works on the integration of the new crane, which includes the structural analysis of the legs, the jacking system, and the vessel hull. Also, the boom rest tower will be replaced by a new designed structure which fits the new crane boom.

”Vuyk is proud to be selected as the independent engineering partner for this extensive upgrade. This contract further strengthens our relationship with Cadeler, which is built over the years. Besides that, this project underlines our capabilities in jack-up technology once again,” Floris Toetenel, Commercial Director of Vuyk, said.

Photo: Simon Brejnholt Mikkelsen, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind