Cadeler orders Huisman leg encircling crane
COSCO Shipping has ordered a 3,000+mt Huisman Leg Encircling Crane (LEC). It will be installed on the second new build Cadeler F-class jack-up vessel.
Cadeler is a key supplier within the offshore wind industry for installation, operations and maintenance services. The LEC will facilitate the installation of foundations and wind turbines for next generation offshore wind projects globally. The cranes are also energy efficient, and fully electric, contributing to a reduced emissions footprint. The crane will be built at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China and is scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2025. The crane will be commissioned in 2026 at COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, where the F-class vessel will be built.
Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler: “Cadeler’s growth journey is dependent on stable and reliable suppliers, which we can trust not only to construct the required parts but also come up with visionary designs that meet future demands. Based on our previous experience from working together with Huisman on the cranes for the two new X-class vessels, we are confident that also this time around they will be able to deliver the high-quality cranes we need for our new F-class vessels, which will be able to lift the next generation of turbines and foundations.”