Cadeler F-Class Jack-Up to Feature Huisman Crane
COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore has awarded Huisman with a contract to design and construct a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for Cadeler’s newbuild F-class jack-up vessel.
The contract award follows last year’s contracts for two identical 2,600mt Leg Encircling Cranes for Cadeler’s X-class vessels.
With this crane, Cadeler will be capable of installing foundations and wind turbines for next-generation offshore wind projects worldwide, Huisman said.
The F-class vessel is said to feature a unique design, allowing the vessel to convert from being a foundation installation unit to a wind turbine generator installation vessel within a short period of time.
The scope of work for Huisman consists of the design, engineering, and construction of the LEC at its production facility in Zhangzhou, China.
The cranes will be commissioned in 2025 at COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, where the F-class vessel will be built.
”We are thankful and proud that, with this third order, we are able to make a significant contribution to Cadeler’s fleet expansion. We look forward to delivering the cranes in the coming years and, as a committed partner helping Cadeler to boost installed offshore wind capacity around the world,” David Roodenburg, CEO of Huisman, said.
Huisman describes its LECs as ”lightweight yet robust,” with ”high positioning accuracy” and being ”highly energy efficient, contributing to a reduced emissions footprint during the installation of increasingly large turbines.”