The $90-million contract includes an additional $30 million in options. This is the largest contract in the company’s history.
The turbines are expected to be the largest in the world at the time of installation and have an individual capacity of 14 MW. Each turbine will, over its 25-year lifetime, avoid about 1.4 million tons of CO2 emissions, the company said.
Cadeler’s vessels are expected to be able to install the wind turbines standing 252 m (827 ft) in height from sea level to the tip of the rotor blade and 108-m (354-ft) long blades.
Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler, said: “Boundaries in terms of size and capacity are being pushed constantly in our industry, and we are constantly evolving to be able to support our clients continuously throughout this development. With the crane upgrades for our fleet and our planned newbuild X-class vessel, we can do just that.”