Hapo purchased Orca and Osprey cranes
With pride Hapo announces to have purchased both the Ex-Wind Orca and the Ex-Wind Osprey cranes from Cadeler. These 1,200 ton cranes, although being only ten years young, had to be replaced with even larger cranes for Cadeler to be able to install the next generation of wind turbines. For Hapo an excellent opportunity to further strengthen its position in the heavy-lift-barge-market.
Wednesday the 1st of November 2023 the second crane was handed over on the bridge of the Wind Osprey following a technical inspection. The cranes are in the process of being lifted off the jack-up vessel and transported to the Hapo yard in Ridderkerk. In this process Hapo uses their own H-331 and H-282 barges and lifting equipment. Sarens is hired for the ro-ro operations and DDL Marine is responsible for the project management backed-up by the engineers of Saltwater Engineering. The cranes are now also available for re-sale whilst the plans for retrofitting the cranes to barges are being shaped.
Did the above trigger any ideas? Please come and visit us on the Offshore Energy exhibition (Stand 1.508) on the 28th and 29th of November in Amsterdam to discuss options!