Kongsberg Maritime scores contract for Cadeler's newbuild


Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a new technology contract of around €28m with Chinese shipbuilder COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore for an installation vessel being built for Cadeler .

The agreement will see KM supply a technology package for the F-class jack-up which will be able to transport up to six XL monopiles (weighing 2,300-2,600mt each) per round-trip. The F-class vessel also features a convertible design, allowing a simple refit process to convert its role from a foundation installation vessel to a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). It is to be delivered in Q4/2025.

This is the third contract KM has received for Cadeler installation vessels with KM’s Integrated Solution supporting the delivery and operation of all three vessels. This suite of solutions combines KM’s thruster package, electrical solution and dynamic positioning functionalities to maintain operability in all conditions and includes multiple digital tools to designed to improve sustainability and reliability.

“Our vessels are designed to meet both the current and future needs of the offshore industry,” said Mikkel Gleerup, CEO at Cadeler. “So as the world needs more efficient offshore windfarms to help meet sustainability goals this requires larger turbines and larger, more efficient vessels to install them. KONGSBERG’s innovative technology solutions are a key enabler in this.”