Pedestal for Wind Orca 1,600 ton crane lifted in place

Pedestal for Wind Orca 1,600 ton crane lifted in place

Photo: Cadeler

A new and heavy-lift step was taken towards refitting the Wind Orca with a new crane and bringing it to the forefront of the offshore industry. Cadeler said that the pedestal for the new 1,600-ton crane, the inaugural piece of the intricate crane puzzle happening in Rotterdam, has been installed. 

Along with its partners GustoMSC and Mammoet, Cadeler said work is progressing, safely and efficiently.

Right next to Wind Orca, its sister vessel Wind Osprey is being prepared for the exact same crane installation and upgrade, futureproofing the Cadeler fleet to install next-generation wind turbines with the new state-of-the-art cranes.

In October, BigLift Shipping’s Happy Sky delivered the 1,600 mt crane from South Korea to Schiedam, Netherlands. The installation is being carried out at the Mammoet quayside in Schiedam. In preparation for the job, Mammoet has changed the Rotterdam skyline by erecting its PTC210-DS ring crane in Rotterdam, which is one of the largest cranes in their fleet.

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Author: Adnan Bajic

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