Cadeler Launches State-of-the-Art Wind Installation Vessel, Wind Maker

Cadeler successfully launched its newbuild wind installation vessel, Wind Maker, from Hanwha Ocean Ship Yard on June 3, 2024. The vessel is expected to be delivered in Q1 2025 and will immediately begin work on the Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Farm project.


The vessel is an NG-16000X design by Gusto MSC and includes a 2,600 Ton Leg Encircling Crane from Huisman Equipment B.V. of the Netherlands. The Jack-up is designed to efficiently install turbines with capacities of up to 20 megawatts at water depths reaching up to 65 meters, with the flexibility to operate using either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or Ammonia as alternate fuels.

Wind Maker represents the cutting edge of wind installation technology, capable of installing the next generation of turbines. Cadeler’s launch of this vessel demonstrates its commitment to meeting the growing demand for offshore wind energy and supporting its partners in their efforts to expand the industry/

The launch is the culmination of hard work and dedication from Cadeler’s team, partners, and investors. The vessel will now undergo commissioning, testing, and sea trials at the yard before entering service. This achievement highlights Cadeler’s position as a leader in the offshore wind industry and its dedication to driving innovation and progress.

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