COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore has awarded Dutch Huisman a contract for the design and construction of a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC).
This crane will be installed on Cadeler’s new F-class jack-up vessel, which will provide installation, operations, and maintenance services to the offshore wind industry.
Cadeler will be able to install foundations and wind turbines for next-generation offshore wind projects all over the world with this crane. The F-class vessel has a one-of-a-kind design that allows it to quickly transition from a foundation installation unit to a wind turbine generator installation vessel.
Huisman‘s LECs were created to meet the needs of the rapidly growing offshore renewables sector. The cranes are light but strong, have high positioning accuracy, and are extremely energy efficient, all of which contribute to a lower carbon footprint during the installation of larger turbines.
Huisman’s scope of work includes the design, engineering, and construction of the LEC at its factory in Zhangzhou, China. In 2025, the cranes will be put into service at COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, where the F-class vessel will be built.