On Wednesday 28 February, the 1,600mt Huisman Leg Encircling Crane for Van Oord was successfully installed on board their offshore installation vessel Aeolus.
The new crane, the biggest Leg Encircling Crane ever built, will enable Van Oord to install bigger and heavier foundations and turbines for offshore wind farms. The Huisman crane was installed by Heerema’s Thialf, making it a pretty spectacular sight!
The Huisman Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) is specifically designed to be used on a jack-up vessel. The crane is built around the jack-up leg and if required the boom can be stored around the other leg, saving valuable deck space. The LEC has a small tail swing allowing for optimal use of free deck space.