Huisman Secures Another Major Crane Deal as Havfram Orders LEC for Its Mega Jack-Up

Huisman has been awarded a contract with Havfram for the delivery of a 3,000mt+ Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) to be installed on Havfram’s first wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV).

With this contract, Huisman secured its thirteenth LEC order since the start of 2021, the company said only a few days after it announced a contract for the same crane for Cadeler’s second F-class jack-up vessel. The contract with Cadeler was the second the companies signed this year.

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The full electric LEC for Havfram’s WTIV will be outfitted with a 155-metre boom and has a lifting height of approximately 180 metres above deck.

The design has been finetuned according to specific turbine and foundation installation requirements defined by Havfram’s experienced engineering team, Huisman says.

“The crane of a Wind Turbine Installation Vessel is one of the most critical elements onboard, and our main evaluation criteria were high performance, future proof solutions and lowest possible risk. Huisman has a proven track record in delivering state-of-the-art technology, robust solutions and high reliability, and should be in the best possible position meet our expectations”, said Even Larsen, CEO of Havfram Wind.

Design of the crane for Havfram has recently commenced at Huisman’s location in Schiedam, the Netherlands. The crane will be produced at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China.

A few days ago, Havfram confirmed that its first vessel was under construction, following the execution of a shipbuilding contract with CIMC-Raffles in China.

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The NG20000X self-propelled jack-up is equipped with a 3,250-ton crane and the latest battery hybrid drive train technology designed to reduce carbon emissions per MW installed by over 70 per cent compared to previous vessel models, Havfram said.

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