Fred. Olsen Windcarrier selected Huisman to upgrade the cranes aboard its installation vessel Brave Tern.

Brave Tern by Lee Williamson

The installation of a 1,600-tonne crane is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Once upgraded, Brave Tern will be able to install foundations and all known next-generation offshore wind turbines, said Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

“As we announced in 2020, we have initiated an upgrade programme for our existing fleet where Bold Tern is currently undergoing a major upgrade, including replacement of the crane. Brave Tern will be next in line and ready when the next generation turbines enter the market,” said Alexandra Koefoed, ceo of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

The ongoing upgrade and crane replacement works on Bold Tern at Keppel Fels in Singapore is progressing according to plan and budget. The crane order is another important milestone in the overall fleet development programme, which will see three vessels upgraded and includes plans for a newbuild.