Dredging group Jan De Nul has ordered one more offshore jack-up installation vessel from Chinese yard COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry.
With a crane capacity of over 3,000 tonnes, the jack-up vessel will be able to support the renewable energy industry when to building the future wind farms at sea. Key features include a main crane of over 3,000 tonnes, an operating depth of approximately 80m, a payload of about 14,000 tonnes and accommodation for 100 persons. The vessel has four legs to lift itself above the sea level for stable working conditions and is equipped with a DP2 system. Compared to Jan De Nul’s two other jack-up vessels, this new ship has almost 100% more deck space. The vessel is set to be delivered in 2022 and will be named Voltaire. The global offshore wind industry is developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines, Jan De Nul said. These turbines can be more than 270m high and are fitted with blades of 120m length. The Voltaire will be environmentally compliant by taking the same highly advanced emission control technology on board as all other ultra-low emission vessels in the Jan De Nul fleet. The latest generation of Jan De Nul vessels are equipped with a filtering technique for exhaust gases complying toEuro Stage V.