Jan De Nul’s heavy lift vessel Les Alizés has departed the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China and is on route to Europe, where it will handle the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one substation topside for Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms.
Jan De Nul was awarded the transport and installation contract during 2021, as HLPFI reported here.
Construction of the 5,000-tonne lifting capacity crane vessel began during December 2020. It is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting and installing offshore wind turbine foundations. It has a deck loading capacity of 61,000 tonnes and a deck space of 9,300 sq m.