Wind Orca’s crane nearly ready to lift heavier loads
The upgrade of the heavy-lift crane on Cadeler’s jack-up vessel Wind Orca is progressing forward with one more job knocked off the list. To remind, the vessel’s crane is being upgraded from 1,200 mT to a lifting capacity of 1,600 mT.
KENC Engineering, a designer and fabricator of bespoke equipment for the offshore industry has concluded its contract with GustoMSC. The company completed detailed engineering support for the new heavy-lift crane of Cadeler’s jack-up vessel Wind Orca.
KENC supported GustoMSC with design and engineering work for the secondary steel, which included stairs, platforms, and access to maintenance locations, of the boom and A-frame of the crane.
With this strategic upgrade, Cadeler strengthens its position in the growing offshore wind market, the company said.
Wind Orca’s crane can now lift 1,600 mT
Cadeler signed the deal in December 2020 with NOV to upgrade Wind Orca with a new and improved crane that meets the future offshore market demand for best-in-class installation vessels.
The offshore market is moving towards installation of larger next generation wind turbines with capacity ratings exceeding 14MW, which requires improved crane lifting capacity from the vessels used to install, operate, and maintain offshore wind turbines, the company stressed in an earlier statement.
The Wind Orca has now a total lifting capacity of 1600 mT, compared with a previous capacity of 1200 mT.