Wind energy – LEC
Huisman from the Netherlands has been awarded a contract from COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co. for the design and construction of two 2,000mt Leg Encircling Cranes (LEC).
The cranes will be installed on the two new-build X-class vessels of Cadeler, a key supplier within the offshore wind industry for installation services, operations and maintenance work.
The identical Leg Encircling Cranes have a 155-metre long boom, capable of reaching 180.5m above deck. Optionally, the boom can be upgraded to 175m in order to increase the lifting height to 200.5m.
The scope of work for Huisman consists of the design, engineering and construction of the two LECs at its production facility in Zhangzhou, China. The cranes will be commissioned at COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, where the X-class vessels will be built.