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First steel cut for Cadeler newbuild

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 22/02/2023 Cadeler A/S

Cadeler A/S (Cadeler) held a first cutting of steel ceremony for its second X-class vessel, and the second of four new jack-up wind installation vessels that it has on order. The ceremony was held at the COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore shipyard in Qidong, China.

With its new two X-class newbuilds slated for delivery in 2024 and 2025, Cadeler aims to install the next generation of offshore wind turbines.

Peter Kragh Jacobsen, Chief Technical Officer at Cadeler: “We have deep admiration for the vessels that COSCO Shipping Offshore is able to build and deliver. We have no doubt that the end result will live up to our highest quality requirements and will be delivered in a timely and safe manner.

"We are proud of the partnerships we have made with COSCO Shipping Offshore, Gusto MSC. DNV, Huisman, MAN Energy Solutions, Kongsberg and all the other suppliers supporting the construction of our new vessels. All partnerships we have made are based on the greatest sincerity and trust."

With a deck space of 5,600m2, a payload of over 17,600 tons and main crane capacity of more than 2,000 tons at 53 metres, the two new hybrid vessels are very will be able to transport and install seven complete 15 MW turbine sets per load or five sets of 20+ MW turbines.

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