Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam was commissioned by Cadeler from Denmark to carry out the technical work to support the crane upgrade of the wind farm installation vessel (WIV). Wind orca.

The ship is being upgraded with a new 1600-ton leg crane supplied by NOV. This increased load capacity enables the Wind Orca for future offshore wind campaigns and enables the installation of next generation offshore wind turbines.

Vuyk will carry out the engineering work to integrate the new crane, including structural analysis of the legs, the lifting system and the hull. In addition, the boom tower is being replaced with a redesigned structure that matches the new crane boom.

Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler, commented: “Cadeler is delighted to be working with Vuyk again on this ship upgrade. With previous technical support from Vuyk, Cadeler firmly believes that Vuyk can ensure the structural integrity of our assets and the maintenance of a safe environment for offshore operations. ”

Floris Toetenel, Vuyk Commercial Director, commented: “Vuyk is proud to be selected as the independent engineering partner for this major upgrade. This contract strengthens our relationship with Cadeler that has been built over the years. In addition, this project once again underscores our capabilities in jack-up technology. “

Further information on the installation and maintenance of important offshore wind farm components can be found at Click here.