Fleet

Our fleet consists of two self-elevating, self-propelled jack-up vessels and 7 crew transfer vessels. With a large open deck and wrap-around-the-leg cranes, our jack-up vessels Brave Tern and Bold Tern are among the most versatile and efficient installation vessels in the offshore wind industry.

They are supported by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s fleet of specialist service vessels, built and operated for the safe delivery of goods and personnel to and from offshore wind farms.

Jack-ups

Our jack-up installation vessels Brave Tern and Bold Tern were specially designed to meet the highest possible standards of operation and safety in the offshore wind industry, but are flexible and adaptable to suit other offshore operations. They were designed by Gusto MSC and customised by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to maximise efficiency and cost-effectiveness for clients.

Brave Tern Video

Bold Tern Video

Brave Tern Specs

Length 132m
Hull Breadth Mid 39m
Propulsion Transit speed of 12 knots, DP2
Water Depth Range 5.5 to 60m+
Crane 800 tonnes at 26m outreach, 102m over deck
Typical Payload 7600 tonnes
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Bold Tern Specs

Length 132m
Hull Breadth Mid 39m
Propulsion Transit speed of 12 knots, DP2
Water Depth Range 5.5 to 60m+
Crane 800 tonnes at 26m outreach, 102m over deck
Typical Payload 7600 tonnes
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Brave Tern and Bold Tern are self-elevating and self-propelled, with large open deck space that can accommodate different types of operations.

The vessels have 800-tonne wrap-around-the-leg offshore-rated cranes, designed by Gusto MSC, as well as robust, continuous-type hydraulic jacking systems. In addition, each 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 and Bold Tern feature high-quality accommodation for up to 80 people in 56 cabins, and have helidecks for transfers during offshore operations. Marine operations, engineering and project management are carried out by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The combined experience and expertise and our dedicated HSEQ team enable a flawless operation that meets the highest HSEQ-standards.

Brave Tern and Bold Tern are self-elevating and self-propelled, with large open deck space that can accommodate different types of operations.

The vessels have 800-tonne wrap-around-the-leg offshore-rated cranes, designed by Gusto MSC, as well as robust, continuous-type hydraulic jacking systems. In addition, each 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 and Bold Tern feature high-quality accommodation for up to 80 people in 56 cabins, and have helidecks for transfers during offshore operations. Marine operations, engineering and project management are carried out by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The combined experience and expertise and our dedicated HSEQ team enable a flawless operation that meets the highest HSEQ-standards.

Crew Transfer

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Bayard class multi-purpose service vessels are designed and built for supporting offshore wind farms. The vessels offer outstanding levels of performance, combined with a flexibility and efficiency that has redefined the role of maritime support in the offshore wind industry.

Bayard Class Video

Bayard Class Specs

Crew Highly qualified and purpose-trained crew for safe operations
Passengers Spacious, comfortable lounge for 12 people with TV/video/PlayStation
Seakeeping Hull optimised for sea-keeping and fine positioning to maximise passenger comfort and vessel operability
Service speed 25 knots
Max Speed 28 knots
Cargo Capacity of 8 tonnes of cargo on the spacious foredeck
HSEQ System built on 160 years experience and tradition to secure highest quality operations
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The Bayard vessels have been designed to make journeys to the wind farm as comfortable as possible for passengers, followed by a safe transfer to the wind turbine. Comfort and safety are maximised thanks to the special catamaran hull, which can adjust its draft to limit the vessel’s movement, and a newly-designed low-impact fender system.

The vessels have extensive deck space to cater for spare parts and tools, and can carry two 10-foot-long containers. They are classed by DNV, equipped with a VSAT system and can accurately deliver fuel to certified systems at 40 litres/min up to a height of 45m above deck.

The entire Bayard fleet, Bayards 1 to 7, are designed with safety and comfort at the forefront, with well qualified and purpose trained dedicated crews to ensure the highest standards of operation.