Netherlands-headquartered Hapo International Barges has purchased the 1,200-tonne capacity cranes that were formerly fitted onboard Cadeler’s Wind Orca and Wind Osprey installation vessels.

Hapo takes on Cadeler’s cranes

Source: Hapo

Cadeler has replaced the cranes on the two wind turbine installation vessels with more powerful units capable of lifting 1,600 tonnes at a radius of 40 m, as HLPFI reported here. For Hapo, the existing 10-year-old units represent an “excellent opportunity to further strengthen its position in the heavy lift barge market”.

On November 1, the second crane was handed over the bridge of Wind Osprey following technical inspection. 

The cranes are in the process of being lifting off the jack-up vessel and transported to the Hapo yard in Ridderkerk. Hapo is utilising its own H-331 and H-282 barges and lifting equipment for the project, with Sarens handling the ro-ro operations and DDL Marine responsible for the project management, supported by engineers at Saltwater Engineering.