Cadeler orders new offshore foundation installation vessel


Denmark – Cadeler has signed a new 345 million dollar contract with COSCO Heavy Industries to build an F-class vessel for the offshore industry’s largest projects.

An option for an additional X or F-class vessel is included in the contract. The new vessel will allow Cadeler to target the growing segment of large-scale foundation installations and provide a full range of services for offshore wind farm transport and installation.

XL Monopile foundations

The F-class vessel has a one-of-a-kind design that allows it to quickly transform from a foundation installation unit to a wind turbine generator (WTG) installation vessel. The new F-class is scheduled to be delivered in Q4/2025, and Cadeler is currently in talks to install XL Monopile foundations in the North Sea, with work starting in Q2/2026.

COSCO’s shipyard in Qidong, China, constructs the X- and F-class vessels. GustoMSC NOV, Kongsberg, Huisman, and MAN Energy are among the strategic partners for the large-scale new builds.