China-based Cosco Heavy Industries has obtained a contract from Danish firm Cadeler for the development of a brand new F-class vessel.
It’s Cadeler’s second F-class vessel and the sixth vessel in its jack-up fleet for the offshore wind trade.
That includes a hybrid design, the brand new vessel might be remodeled from a basis set up unit to a wind turbine generator set up vessel inside a brief interval.
At current, Cosco is engaged within the development of two X-class vessels in addition to one F-class vessel, all of that are anticipated to be delivered within the second half of 2024.
The corporate plans to ship the brand new F-class vessel within the second half of 2026. All of the vessels will function underneath the Danish flag.
The second F-class vessel could have options which are just like the primary F-class vessel. It is going to provide a deck area of 5,600m² and a payload of greater than 17,600 tons.
Cadeler will use these vessels for the transportation and set up of seven full 15MW turbine units per load or six units of 2XL monopile foundations.
Each the X- and F-class vessels are being constructed in coordination with Cadeler’s strategic companions, together with GustoMSC NOV, Kongsberg, Huisman and MAN Power.
Cadeler CEO Mikkel Gleerup stated: “The choice to construct one other F-class vessel is predicated on the robust market demand for property specialising in putting in foundations. Our yet-to-be-build F-class vessels have already been wanted by our prospects.
“As introduced in August, we now have signed a agency contract with Ørsted and have additionally entered a long-term settlement with an undisclosed buyer reserving the F-class from 2027 to 2030.”