Jan De Nul Group’s newbuild installation vessel, Les Alizés, has installed the first of 107 monopile foundations for Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms.   

Les Alizés begins maiden project

Delivered in early 2023, as HLPFI reported here, Les Alizés arrived in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, at the end of June. The monopiles were then loaded onboard the installation vessel ready for departure to the installation location in the German part of the North Sea. Both wind farms will use 11 MW Siemens Gamesa turbines.

Jan De Nul added: “Les Alizés is a next-gen offshore installation vessel. Thanks to her dimensions and impressive lifting and loading capacities, Les Alizés will be able to load out, transport and install multiple units of the largest and heaviest wind turbine foundations. In addition, as a crane vessel that floats, it will be able to install heavier and larger foundations into deeper waters and in more challenging seabed conditions.”