Huisman LECs ordered for Cadeler X-class vessels

Huisman LECs ordered for Cadeler X-class vessels

Huisman has been awarded a contract from COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore for the design and construction of two 2,000-ton leg encircling cranes (LEC). The cranes will be installed on the two new build X-class vessels of Cadeler, a key supplier within the offshore wind industry for installation services, operations and maintenance works.

The identical leg encircling cranes have a 155-metre long boom, capable of reaching 180.5 metres above deck. Optionally, the boom can be upgraded to 175 metres in order to increase the lifting height to 200.5 metres. With these cranes, Cadeler will be capable of installing offshore foundations and next generation wind turbines for its future offshore wind projects worldwide.

Huisman LECs are characterised by their lightweight, yet robust crane designs, with a high level of reliability, energy efficiency, and a limited tail swing, making them ideal for the construction of offshore wind farms.

The scope of work for Huisman consists of the design, engineering and construction of the two LECs at its production facility in Zhangzhou, China. The cranes will be commissioned at COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, where the X-class vessels will be built.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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