We believe Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is the most cost effective offshore wind installation company on the market, offering the best price/quality ratio via a holistic, integrated solution.
We have installed more than 220 offshore wind turbines of up to 6 MW, and 50% of all offshore turbines installed in Germany.
Our success in the field is supported by a high level of customer satisfaction and high quality human resources and project management expertise. We offer the most flexible, proactive and solution-oriented approach in the market, with highly skilled and experienced offshore installation personnel and tailor-made engineering, logistics and project management expertise.
Our offshore personnel, project managers and engineers work closely together to provide a fully integrated, team-centred service that typically includes:
- Offshore construction managers
- Appointed persons
- Lift supervisors
- Bolting technicians
- Mechanical and electrical hook up technicians
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s smooth-running turbine installation procedures centre on lifting operations planned and engineered in compliance with the most stringent industry standards, including BS7121 and LOLER.
We follow best practice in all areas, with risk management an integrated part of all our installation procedures and continuous training of personnel at the heart of our offer.
Cutting edge technology also plays a leading role in installation. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier owns and operates two first-class transport and installation jack-up vessels, Bold Tern and Brave Tern, designed for efficient and safe operations with a DP2 positioning system, high transit speed of up to 12 knots, a 3,200m2 deck space, 5,300 tonne payload and state-of-the-art 800 tonne main crane.
They are supported by a fleet of purpose-built service vessels providing safe and efficient transfer of crews and equipment.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has installed turbines in every possible configuration, including full rotor lifts, ‘bunny ear’ configuration nacelle lifts and separate nacelle lifts with single blade installation. We also install all types of offshore wind foundations, including monopiles, jackets, tripods and bucket foundations.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s experience includes the installation of two meteorological masts at the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm (UK) using the innovative Mono Bucket foundations designed by Universal Foundation – a Fred. Olsen related company.