Good news from Hellenic Shipping News & Jan De Nul Group
Jan De Nul Group orders the Voltaire, its third Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China. With an unrivalled crane capacity of over 3,000 tonnes, this jack-up vessel will be able to support the renewable energy industry to build the future wind farms at sea. The vessel is set to be delivered in 2022.
The global offshore wind industry is developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines. These turbines can be more than 270 metres high and are fitted with blades of 120 metres long. Offshore installation vessels currently available on the market are facing increasing difficulties to install these types of turbines due to the turbines’ sizes and installation heights, as well as the ever-increasing foundation dimensions.
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The importance of state of the art vessels for the Offshore Wind Energy support system cannot be underestimated.-Ray Dean