The jack-up vessel Thor has been added to Germany’s Harren & Partner fleet (Source: Harren & Partner)

Harren & Partner boosts fleet with fourth jack-up unit

Bremen-based Harren & Partner Group has acquired the 2010-built jack-up crane vessel, Thor, to boost its offshore wind installation and maintenance capabilities. The DP2 unit, acquired with the support of Elbe Financial Solutions, has a 500-tonne crane with high outreach and accommodation for 56 people.

Thor will initially be deployed in component exchange at the Nordsee One wind farm in the North Sea but will work on other offshore wind facilities later this year.

Heiko Fedlerhoff, managing director of the Harren & Partner Group, said: “We are very happy that we were able to finalise this acquisition. Thor is a modern ship with a flexible economic design. A valuable addition to our fleet, she underlines our growth ambitions in the rapidly expanding market for offshore wind energy.”

The company’s fleet is now made up of four offshore construction units. They include the DP2 offshore construction vessels Mexican Giant, the DP3 twin gantry catamaran VB-10,000 (US-flag, Jones Act compliant), and the DP1 jack-up, Wind Lift 1. Dr. Martin Harren, Group CEO, stressed the importance of renewable energy business. “Wind energy has been a cornerstone of our business in recent years, and we are determined to further expand and strengthen our contribution to the ongoing energy transition.”

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