VIDEO: Replacing the Crane on Board the Aeolus
The 1600 mt Huisman Leg Encircling Crane onboard Van Oord's offshore installation vessel Aeolus was recently successfully taken into service.
The vessel was overhauled by a consortium of Dutch companies (Damen, Mammoet and Huisman) to allow the installation of a new crane, the biggest Leg Encircling Crane ever built. This 1600 mt crane will enable Van Oord to install bigger and heavier foundations and turbines for offshore wind farms.
Watch a video of the removal of the old crane and installation of the new one below.
Picture: The Aeolus at the Maasmond, Rotterdam (by Kees Torn).