Cadeler signed a contract with Cosco Heavy Industries for the construction of an F-class offshore installation vessel.

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A rendering of Cadeler’s X-class installation vessel

The installation specialist said the F-class features a unique design, allowing it to convert from being a foundation installation unit to a wind turbine generator installation vessel within a short period of time.

The contract value amounts to USD345 million and includes an option for an additional X or F-class vessel. Cadeler currently has two X-class vessels on order with that are scheduled for delivery in H2/2024 and Q1/2025.

Both vessel classes have a deck space of 5,600 sq m and a payload of more than 17,600 tonnes. Main crane capacity will be disclosed at a later date, but Cadeler said the ships will be able to transport and install seven complete 15 MW turbine sets per load or five sets of 20+ MW turbines.