Wind energy – newbuilding
Huisman has today signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC), to be installed on Eneti’s new build Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV).
The new Leg Encircling Crane has a 147-metre long boom, capable of reaching 170 metres above deck. With its 2,600mt lifting capacity, the crane will be able to install up to 20MW turbines, which are expected to come to the market in the near future.
Huisman LECs are characterised by their lightweight, yet robust crane designs, with a high level of reliability, positioning accuracy and energy efficiency, making them ideal for the construction of offshore wind farms.
The scope of work for Huisman consists of the design, engineering and construction of the LEC and pedestal adapter at its production facility in Zhangzhou, China.
Commissioning and testing of the LEC is scheduled for 2023 at the DSME shipyard.
The contract also includes the optional delivery of a second crane, intended for an identical WTIV.