Cadeler awarded new bumper contract by Siemens Gamesa

Offshore wind turbine transportation and installation specialist Cadeler, formerly Swire Blue Ocean, has announced the signing of a contract with Siemens Gamesa, the largest in the history of the company.

Siemens Gamesa has awarded Cadeler a contract worth $90m, with additional options worth up to $30m, to transport and install SG 14-222 DD model turbines which are expected to be the largest wind turbines in the world at the time of installation.

Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler, commented: “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 new-build X-class vessel, we can do just that.”

Listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange late last year, Cadeler’s investors include Andreas Sohmen-Pao’s BW Group. The company currently owns two offshore wind turbine transportation and installation vessels, Wind Orca and Wind Osprey.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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