Successful Removal of 1200mt Crane from installation vessel Wind Orca 

A milestone was reached in Cadeler’s Wind Orca offshore wind installation jack-up vessel upgrade project when the 1200 mt crane was successfully removed by Mammoet in Schiedam.

GustoMSC is supporting Cadeler in growing their state-of-the art fleet. In the next few months GustoMSC will remove the current leg cranes and install and test the new leg cranes onboard Cadeler’s Wind Orca and Wind Osprey wind turbine installation vessel.

The crane was removed using a Mammoet PTC210-DS Ring Crane, one of the largest cranes in Mammoet’s fleet. With a maximum lift capacity of 3,200 mt, this colossal 210,000tm crane executed the work efficiently, all while occupying a relatively small footprint.

The dismantling started with the removal of the 115m long boom. The total weight of the lift was 422 mt. The boom was dismantled in a tandem lift operation by 2 Mammoet cranes.

This was followed by the removal of the 240 mt A-frame and the lift-off of the 850 mt slewing section. The latter was one of the heaviest lifts performed by a Mammoet crane on Dutch soil. In a last step the pedestal was removed.

In a next step, the vessel will be prepared for the installation of the new 1600 mt leg crane. The crane upgrade for the Wind Orca, as well as Cadeler’s Wind Osprey which arrived on 31 October, is needed to position the Cadeler fleet in the forefront of transport and installation of next-generation offshore wind turbines for years to come. Source: GustoMSC Image: Cadeler

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