Wind Energy – installation
Cadeler from Denmark secured an important contract with Vestas and a reservation agreement with an undisclosed client.
The contract covers the transport and installation of next generation wind turbines (WTGs), with a tentative contract value above 45 mil. EUR.
The installation project is set for execution by one of Cadeler’s O-class vessels, which at the time will be featuring a new and larger main crane.
The agreements ensure optimal utilization of the Cadeler fleet before and after the crane upgrades in 2024. The new cranes will provide the two O-class vessels with a lifting capacity of 1,600 metric tons at a radius of 40 meters, with the main hook at a height of 160 meters above the main deck. This is a substantial upgrade of the current vessel capacity and is scheduled for completion in 2024.
Wind Orca is soon scheduled to embark for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project off the coast of Scotland to replace Wind Osprey, which in turn will start working on the Hollandse Kust Zuid project.
After Seagreen is finalized, Wind Orca will continue working on the new contract with Vestas.
The assignment will be finalized in time for both O-class installation vessels to have their main cranes exchanged for new and significantly upgraded versions in 2024.