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Brave Tern Getting Ready for Largest Wind Generators

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Brave Tern will certainly be updated with the Huisman 1600t LEC 65500 leg encircling crane, which will be accompanied by renovations to the vessel’s deck space as well as security.

The upgrades will enable the jack-up to load, transport, and also set up three SG 14-222 DD wind turbines, or three GE Haliade-X 12 MW devices, the two of the largest designs presently known, in one run.

The vessel additionally can install foundations of approximately 1500t as soon as updated.

The crane will be totally commissioned and installed in 2022, Fred. Olsen Wind carrier stated.

Brave Tern has actually just left Singapore on her trip to Taiwan where she will certainly quickly begin mounting turbines at the 640 MW Yunlin overseas wind farm.

After succesfully getting the crane boom extended by 20m at Damen Shipyard in Amsterdam, Brave Tern is now ready for new projects with a lift height of up to 120m. The work was completed on time without hiccups, thanks to a seamless cooperation between Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and the professional project staff at Damen. Brave Tern is now ready to install offshore wind farms with larger turbines and higher hub heights, such as the MHI Vestas V164 8MW.

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Brave Tern is equipped with 800-tonne wrap-around-the-leg offshore-rated crane, designed by Gusto MSC, as well as robust, continuous-type hydraulic jacking systems. In addition, the vessel has a DP2-class type dynamic positioning system and is fitted with a Voith Schneider propulsion system enabling secure and accurate positioning capabilities. Brave Tern features high-quality accommodation for up to 80 people in 56 cabins, and have helidecks for transfers during offshore operations. (Source and image: Fred.Olsen WindCarrier)

After getting the crane boom extended by 20 metres, the jack-up is now ready for new projects with a lift height of up to 120 metres, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said.

”Brave Tern is now ready to install WTG’s with larger turbines and higher hub heights, such as MVOW V164 8MW,” the company said.

Fred. Olsen Carrier operates two wind turbine installation vessels, Brave Tern and Bold Tern. Bold Tern is currently installing MHI Vestas 8MW turbines on the 450MW Borkum Riffgrunf 2 wind farm in the German North Sea.

Brave Tern’s most recent projects included the installation of the 70 Adwen 5MW turbines on the Wikinger wind farm in the German Baltic Sea, as well as work on the Walney Extension wind farm in the UK.

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