Netherlands-headquartered Hapo International Barges has purchased two offshore 1,200 tonne capacity cranes that were previously on board Cadeler’s supply vessels Wind Orca and Wind Osprey.

Hapo said the purchase will strengthen its position in the heavy lift barge market. (Photo: Hapo)

The cranes were used by the vessels for just 10 years but have been replaced with larger cranes for future wind farm assembly work.

The cranes were handed over in early November following technical inspections and are currently in the process of being lifted off the jack-up vessel and transported to the Hapo yard in Ridderkerk.

Hapo used its own H-331 and H-282 barges and lifting equipment to complete the transfer.

International lifting giant Sarens was hired for the ro-ro (roll on/ roll off) operations and DDL Marine was 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 formed.


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