Cadeler has signed a $345m contract with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industries for a construction of a jack-up foundation installation vessel.

The new F-class vessel can be converted from installation of large foundations to installation of wind turbine generators within a short period of time. This is the fifth vessel that Cadeler will have in its fleet giving it the largest and most capable fleet of jack-up vessels in the offshore wind industry.

It is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2025 and Cadeler is currently in discussion for a XL Monopile foundation installation contract in the North Sea, expected to commence in the second quarter of 2026.

The contract also includes an option for an additional X or F-class vessel.

Cadeler is currently building two X-class vessels to be delivered by Cosco Shipping Heavy Industries in the second half of 2024 and the first quarter of 2025. 

Upon completion of the three new vessels, Cadeler will operate the largest and most capable fleet in the industry in terms of loading capacity and ability to transport, service and install the largest offshore foundations and wind turbines.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News