DSME orders Huisman LEC for Eneti’s newbuild
South Korean shipyard, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered a Huisman 2,600-ton leg encircling crane (LEC). The crane will be installed on the second wind turbine installation vessel ordered by Eneti.
The LEC will be outfitted with a 155-metre boom, which – similar to the first crane, ordered in July last year – was extended to reach a lifting height of 174 metres above deck. This brings the hook height to approximately 215 metres above LAT. This, combined with its 2,600 mt lifting capacity, gives the crane a degree of future-proofing, preparing it for handling the next generation of wind turbine, with up to 20 MW capacity.
Huisman has designed its LECs to meet the requirements of the continually developing offshore renewables sector. The cranes are lightweight, have high positioning accuracy and are highly energy efficient, contributing to a reduced emissions footprint during operations.
The crane features a small tail swing, offering optimal deck space. Additionally, if desired the boom can be stored on another of the vessel’s legs, thus freeing up even more space. Furthermore, the entire construction and the majority of the main equipment are securely housed, offering protection from the harsh marine environment for utmost reliability and low maintenance.
Huisman will carry out the design, engineering and construction of the LEC, including its pedestal adapter.