Jan De Nul took delivery of jack-up installation vessel Voltaire on 15 December. COSCO Shipping Shipyard in China built the vessel, which is currently on its way to Dubai.

Designed in-house, and pushing engineering boundaries, Voltaire is built to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces and foundations.

The main crane with a capacity of over 3000 tonnes will enable it to construct the current and future generation of wind farms at sea. Voltaire will also be available to the oil and gas industry for the decommissioning of offshore structures.

The jack-up vessel fitted with a high-tech jacking system. Four giant legs of 130 metres support the vessel to achieve stable working conditions at water depths up to 80 meters and with an elevated load of 16,000 tonnes.

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Dogger Bank

Jan De Nul‘s jack-up already won its first assignment in 2020. It will mobilise to the United Kingdom for the construction of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, transporting and installing in total 277 GE Haliade-X turbines up to 14 MW. Once completed, the offshore wind farm will generate enough energy to power over 6 million UK homes.

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