General – Cranes
Huisman has announced another contract award from Cosco Shipping for the design and construction of a 3,000+mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC).
This crane will be installed on the second new build F-class jack-up vessel of Cadeler A/S, a key supplier within the offshore wind industry for installation services, operations and maintenance works.
In 2021, Huisman received an order for two similar 2,600mt LECs for Cadeler’s X-class vessels, which are currently under construction at Huisman China. The X-class as well as the F-class vessels have a fully electric 40mt Huisman Pedestal Mounted Crane on board that functions as auxiliary crane.
With the LECs, Cadeler will be capable of installing foundations and wind turbines for next generation offshore wind projects worldwide.
The crane will be built at Huisman’s production facility in Zhangzhou, China and is scheduled to be delivered end of 2025. The crane will be commissioned in 2026 at COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, where both F-class vessels will be built.