Huisman has been awarded a contract from COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. for the design and construction of two >2,000mt Leg Encircling Cranes.

The cranes will be installed on the two Cadeler new build X-class vessels. Cadeler is a key supplier within the offshore wind industry of installation services, operations and maintenance works.

Huisman 2000mt leg encircling crane

Huisman 2000mt leg encircling crane

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. With these cranes, Cadeler will gain the capability to install offshore foundations and next generation wind turbines for its future worldwide offshore wind projects.

Huisman LECs are characterised by their lightweight, yet robust crane designs, with a high level of reliability, energy efficiency, and a limited tail swing, 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 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.