KenzFigee, a supplier of tailor-made marine and offshore cranes, equipment and services, has been awarded a contract by HSM Offshore, in close cooperation with Iv-Offshore & Energy, for the delivery of two three-ton electric hydraulic Ram Luffing offshore cranes destined for the ESB and EDF Renewables-owned offshore topside platform Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm.
Both heavy-duty 1300-type Ram Luffing design cranes will be completely identical and are especially suited for the harsh North Sea offshore operations. The cranes have a box boom with a length of 12m, an SWL capacity of three tons from deck, as well as a supply boat, covering sea state three according EN13852-1.
The Ram Luffing cranes will be built, assembled and tested at the premises of KenzFigee in Zaandam, the Netherlands. In June 2020 they will be shipped to the construction yard of HSM Offshore in Schiedam for installation on the offshore substation (OSS) topsides of the NnG project, currently under construction at HSM Offshore.
The NnG offshore wind farm will be located 15.5km off the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland and will have a capacity of 450 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy, enough electricity to power around 375,000 Scottish homes.
KenzFigee chief commercial officer Robert de Rijcke said: “In close collaboration with Iv-Offshore & Energy and HSM Offshore, respectively the designer and the manufacturer of the offshore topside platform, we are pleased to have concluded this contract and proud to serve the NnG operations with this proven design with an installed base of over 50 cranes worldwide.
“We are looking forward to working together with Iv-Offshore & Energy and HSM Offshore during the production process and final delivery.”