Houston-headquartered NOV has been contracted by Cadeler to upgrade the wind turbine installation vessel Wind Osprey with a new, large capacity leg crane.
Last year, NOV was selected to manufacture the new heavy-lift crane for Cadeler’s Wind Orca. Within that contract, Cadeler had an option to replace the main crane of the Wind Osprey.
The heavy-lift crane for Wind Osprey has the same specifications as its sister crane on Wind Orca. With a lifting capacity of 1600 metric tons at a radius of 40 metres and the main hook at 159 metres above the main deck, the new heavy-lift crane offers a substantial capacity upgrade compared to the existing NOV crane with 1200 metric tons lifting capacity at a radius of 31 metres.
”We are pleased to achieve this significant milestone and we look forward to the continuation of the good cooperation with NOV,” said Cadeler’s CEO Mikkel Gleerup.
”We thereby deliver on our promise to keep our current fleet of vessels ready for future demands that call for even larger cranes with higher specifications, which will ultimately benefit both our clients and the transition to renewable energy.”
The crane replacement on Wind Osprey is scheduled to be initiated in the fourth quarter of 2023 and will be completed in conjunction with the crane replacement on Wind Orca.
The replacement is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2024.
Gerben Roks, NOV’s Sales and Business Development Manager Heavy Lift, said: ”We are grateful that Cadeler has entrusted our Heavy Lift group with this second crane replacement project. Both the Wind Orca and Wind Osprey have a NOV heavy lift crane from start and we are pleased that we can continue to support Cadeler throughout the lifetime of the vessels. It demonstrates that our state-of-the-art heavy lift cranes provide an efficient lifting device for our customers’ operational needs.”