Huisman LEC ordered for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern
Huisman has received an order from Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for delivery of another 1,600 mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) to be installed on jack-up offshore wind turbine installation vessel Brave Tern. This order follows the previous order of a 1,600 mt LEC in March 2020, as part of the major fleet upgrade programme of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
The 1,600mt LEC will be outfitted with a unique 140-metre boom and has a lifting height of 165-metre above deck. With its upgraded cranes, the vessels of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will be capable of installing larger foundations and handling next generation turbines.
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 the installation of increasingly large turbines.
The crane features a small tail swing, offering optimal deck space. The theme of efficiency is continued in the design of the slew bearing. Its construction in multiple segments ensures ease of inspection and maintenance.
Alexandra Koefoed, CEO of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, “Ordering our second crane from Huisman is a demonstration of our commitment to the offshore wind industry and another key milestone in our announced upgrade programme for all three existing vessels. We are looking forward to continuing to build on our good relationship with Huisman.”