Huisman to deliver crane for Eneti’s installation vessel

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 18/01/2022 Huisman
Huisman has announced the signing of a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for delivery of another 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC). This follows an order in July last year for a similar crane. This crane will be installed on the second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel ordered by Eneti and constructed by DSME.

The LEC will be outfitted with a 155m boom, which – similar to the first crane – was extended to reach a lifting height of 174m above deck. This brings the hook height to approx. 215m above LAT. This, combined with its 2,600mt lifting capacity, gives the crane a degree of future-proofing, preparing it for handling the next generation of wind turbine, with up to 20MW capacity.
 
Huisman will carry out the design, engineering and construction of the LEC, including its pedestal adapter.

Min Yun, Head of DSME Offshore Machinery Procurement, said: "We at DSME are very proud to build the second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel for Eneti and feel grateful to have another important opportunity for further strengthening the relationship with our valuable partner, Huisman. We feel confident that Huisman will also take up the important role in this remarkable project and will spare no effort to help construct the world’s highest-class vessel on time."

Emanuele A Lauro, Chairman and CEO of Eneti, commented: "We are delighted to extend the cooperation with Huisman and DSME and look forward to working together in the years to come."

David Roodenburg, Huisman's CEO, said: "We are grateful to DSME and to Eneti for their continued trust in Huisman with this second order for a Leg Encircling Crane. Like Eneti, Huisman is committed to advancing sustainable energy solutions. Therefore, we have developed this crane to support the efficient construction of offshore wind farms. The LEC is designed with both reliability and scalability in mind. It is able to handle not only the current generation, but also the larger, higher capacity turbines anticipated in the future."