Huisman to supply cranes and installation tools for Cadeler’s A-Class jack-up vessels

Huisman has received multiple orders, from Cadeler and COSCO, to supply cranes and installation tools to be used on two of Cadeler’s A-Class jack-up vessels. Both orders will be built at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China.

COSCO has awarded Huisman the contract for a 3,000+mt Leg Encircling Crane and a 40mt Pedestal Mounted Crane for Cadeler’s latest A-Class vessel. This vessel will be capable of installing the largest foundation dimensions anticipated in the offshore wind industry. Huisman’s LECs meet these evolving requirements by being lightweight yet robust, highly energy-efficient, and offering high positioning accuracy, thus helping to reduce the emissions footprint during the installation of increasingly large turbines.

For the A-Class jack-up vessel Wind Ally, Huisman has been awarded a contract by Cadeler A/S to deliver a Monopile Storage and Upending System. Huisman will also deliver the Monopile Gripper and main crane and auxiliary crane for this vessel. Delivering this complete installation spread allows for smooth integration and interface alignment, providing additional value and reducing risk for the overall project.

The Monopile Storage System is designed to maximise monopile storage on the vessel, allowing Cadeler to transport up to five monopiles, each up to 12.5 meters in diameter, in one trip. It features adjustable storage cradles that accommodate various monopile diameters and can be height-adjusted to keep them level with the vessel.

The Upending Frame supports monopiles ranging from 80 to 120 meters in length, with enhancements for safer and more efficient upending. Key features include a crane automation mode that aids in maintaining the monopile’s position and retainers that secure the monopile during upending.

David Roodenburg, CEO of Huisman: “We are honoured to expand our partnerships with COSCO and Cadeler. Our track record in designing and building cranes for the F-, M-, and P-Class vessels has now culminated in these exciting projects for the A-Class. These vessels will be designed to reduce project transits and enhance operational efficiency. By providing them with our lightweight and compact equipment, we aim to contribute to their advanced design and effectiveness.”

Source: Huisman

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