Huisman Crane for Cadeler’s Latest Offshore Wind Vessel

COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore has awarded Huisman a contract for the design and construction of a 3,000+mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) that will be installed on Cadeler’s second F-class jack-up vessel.

Huisman F-Class

The contract award follows this year’s order of a similar crane for Cadeler’s first F-class vessel.

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With this crane, Cadeler will be capable of installing foundations and wind turbines for next-generation offshore wind projects worldwide, Huisman said.

The crane will be built at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China and is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2025. The crane will be commissioned in 2026 at COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, where both F-class vessels will be built.

The F-class vessel is said to feature a unique hybrid 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.

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In 2021, Huisman received an order for two similar 2,600mt LECs for Cadeler’s X-class vessels which are currently under construction at Huisman China.

The X-class as well as the F-class vessels have a fully electric 40mt Huisman Pedestal mounted Crane on board that functions as an auxiliary crane.

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