Jack-up vessel BOLD TERN joins sister vessel at the Global Tech I site

The installation vessel BOLD TERN from Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is now deployed for the installation of wind turbines in the Global Tech I project. Together with sister vessel BRAVE TERN, according to plan, two crane vessels will work on the tower and nacelle installations at the North Sea wind farm.

Both of these installation vessels have large decks and can each transport four towers and nacelles each trip to the wind farm location and install them there. Transhipment of the components takes place at the offshore terminal ABC Peninsular docks of the logistics provider BLG in Bremerhaven.

The ABC Peninsular also acts as an intermediate storage location for the components. The self-propelled vessels take approximately ten hours to sail from Bremerhaven to the installation site. The vessel BRAVE TERN is currently preparing for its fourth trip to the construction field to install towers and nacelles. All in sum 15 towers and nacelles are installed so far in the construction field.

Having three vessels involved allows much flexibility in the schedule for installation of the turbines. Wind farm construction is due for completion over the course of the coming summer and as the 80 turbines are installed they will be brought successively into operation.