Huisman has signed another contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC). The crane is intended for Eneti’s second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel.
The contract follows a previous order, in July last year, for a similar crane for maritime solution provider Eneti‘s first Wind Turbine Installation Vessel. The vessels are constructed by DSME. Huisman will carry out the design, engineering and construction of the LEC, including its pedestal adapter.
The LEC will be outfitted with a 155 m boom, which – similar to the first crane – was extended to reach a lifting height of 174 m above deck. This brings the hook height to approx. 215 m above LAT. This, combined with its 2,600 mt lifting capacity, gives the crane a degree of future-proofing, preparing it for handling the next generation of wind turbine, with up to 20 MW capacity.
The crane is lightweight, has high positioning accuracy and is highly energy efficient, contributing to a reduced emissions footprint during operations. It 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.Furthermore, the entire construction and the majority of the main equipment are securely housed, offering protection from the harsh marine environment for utmost reliability and low maintenance.
Min Yun, Head of DSME Offshore Machinery Procurement: “We at DSME are very proud to build the second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel for Eneti and feel grateful to have another important opportunity for further strengthening the relationship with our valuable partner, Huisman. We feel confident that Huisman will also take up the important role in this remarkable project and will spare no effort to help construct the world’s highest-class vessel on time.”
Emanuele A Lauro, Chairman and CEO of Eneti: “We are delighted to extend the cooperation with Huisman and DSME and look forward to working together in the years to come.”
David Roodenburg, Huisman CEO: “We are grateful to DSME and to Eneti for their continued trust in Huisman with this second order for a Leg Encircling Crane. Like Eneti, Huisman is committed to advancing sustainable energy solutions. Therefore, we have developed this crane to support the efficient construction of offshore wind farms. The LEC is designed with both reliability and scalability in mind. It is able to handle not only the current generation, but also the larger, higher capacity turbines anticipated in the future.” Source: Huisman