Wind energy – heavy lift cranes
NOV has been contracted by Cadeler to upgrade the Wind Osprey vessel with a new, large capacity leg crane.
With this second NOV heavy lift crane, Cadeler ensures meeting future offshore heavy lift market demands.
In 2020, NOV announced the manufacture of the new heavy lift crane on the Wind Orca vessel for Cadeler. Within that contract, Cadeler had an option to replace the main crane of the Wind Osprey.
NOV’s Marine and Construction business unit for heavy lift cranes leverages the expertise and experience of legacy brands AmClyde™ and GustoMSC™ while utilizing NOV’s global presence and manufacturing capabilities.
The heavy lift crane for Wind Osprey has the same specifications as its sister crane on Wind Orca. With a lifting capacity of 1600 metric tons at a radius of 40 meters and the main hook at 159 meters above the main deck, the new heavy lift crane offers a substantial capacity upgrade compared to the existing NOV crane with 1200 metric tons lifting capacity at a radius of 31 meters.
The crane replacement on Wind Osprey is scheduled to be initiated in Q4/2023 and will be completed in conjunction with the crane replacement on Wind Orca, benefitting fully from the synergies of both projects.
The replacement is scheduled for completion in Q1/2024 and will be ready in time for the next generation of wind turbines.