Huisman to deliver crane for Cadeler's new build

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 09/06/2022 Huisman

Huisman has announced a contract award from COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. for the design and construction of a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC). This crane will be installed on the new build F-class jack-up vessel of Cadeler.

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.

According to Huisman, the crane will allow Cadeler to install foundations and wind turbines for next generation offshore wind projects. The F-class vessel is designed to be converted from being a foundation installation unit to a wind turbine generator installation vessel within a short period of time. It is to be delivered in Q4/2025.

The contract award follows last year’s contracts for two identical 2,600mt Leg Encircling Cranes for Cadeler’s X-class vessels.  
David Roodenburg, CEO of Huisman, said: “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.”