Huisman and DSME sign contract for delivery of another 2,600 ton LEC

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Posted on January 19, 2022 at 3:21 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive

[By: Huisman Equipment]

Huisman has announced the signing of a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the delivery of another 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC). This follows a previous order, in July last year, for a similar crane. This crane will be installed on the second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel ordered by Eneti and built by DSME.

The LEC will be fitted with a 155m jib which, like the first crane, has been extended to reach an unrivaled lifting height of 174m above deck. This brings the height of the hook to approx. 215m above LAT. This, combined with its
The lifting capacity of 2,600 mt gives the crane a certain durability, preparing it to handle the next generation of wind turbines, with a capacity of up to 20 MW.

Huisman has designed its LECs to meet the demands of the ever-changing offshore renewable energy sector. The cranes are lightweight, have high positioning accuracy and are very energy efficient, contributing to a reduced carbon footprint during operations. The crane has a small tail swing, providing optimum deck space. The theme of efficiency continues in the design of the slewing bearing. Its multi-segment construction ensures ease of inspection and maintenance.

In addition, the entire construction and the majority of major equipment are securely housed, providing protection against the harsh marine environment for maximum reliability and reduced maintenance.

Huisman will design, engineer and build the LEC, including its pedestal adapter.

Min Yun, Head of Offshore Machinery Procurement at DSME: “At DSME, we are very proud to build the second wind turbine installation vessel for Eneti and we are grateful to have another important opportunity to further strengthen the relationship with our valued partner, Huisman. We are confident that Huisman will also take on the important role in this remarkable project and spare no effort to help build the world’s highest class vessel on time.

Emanuele A Lauro, CEO of Eneti: “We are delighted to extend the cooperation with Huisman and DSME and look forward to working together in the years to come.
David Roodenburg, CEO of Huisman: “We are grateful to DSME and Eneti for their continued confidence in Huisman with this second order for a Leg Encircling crane. Like Eneti, Huisman is committed to advancing sustainable energy solutions. Therefore, we have developed this crane to support the efficient construction of offshore wind farms. The LEC is designed with reliability and scalability in mind. It is capable of handling not only the current generation, but also larger and higher capacity turbines planned for the future.

Features and Benefits of the Huisman Leg Encircling Crane

  • An all-electric system, resulting in high positioning accuracy, efficient energy use, low maintenance and high reliability. ? In-house developed slewing bearing system, providing extremely reliable and precise positioning of the crane.
  • A unique Lambda boom design ensuring a light and rigid design, limiting movement at the tip of the crane.
  • Small rear overhang allowing optimized use of the free space on the deck.

The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.

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