Renewable/Other Energy

“Biggest ever” leg encircling crane installed on offshore vessel

Huisman says its LEC for the Aeolus is the largest ever built

The “biggest ever” leg encircling crane (LEC) has been installed on an offshore platform in a Dutch port.

Huisman’s 1600 tonne LEC has been installed on Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus, which has been designed for constructing wind farms.

The crane, which is specifically designed for a jack-up vessel, will allow the Aeolus to install heavier foundations for offshore turbines.

It was put in place on Wednesday in Rotterdam by Hereema’s Thialf semi-submersible.

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