Fred. Olsen Windcarrier celebrates Naming of service vessel Bayard 4 with industry guests
Pioneering offshore wind farm vessel provider, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, celebrated the Naming Ceremony of new service vessel Bayard 4 with over 100 top industry guests on Thursday 12th April at a launch party at Butler’s Wharf Pier, London UK.
The Bayard class vessels are multi-purpose usage, but built specifically for supporting offshore wind farms. With outstanding performance, flexibility and efficiency Bayard vessels are redefining the role of maritime support within the industry – three Bayard vessels are already deployed across Europe and this forth addition is already scheduled for deployed with SIEMENS Wind Power on London Array.
The Naming Ceremony, hosted by Fred. and Anette Olsen last week saw over 40 firms within the offshore wind industry represented. The industry group of experts gathered on the Pier to celebrate the launch of Bayard 4, and once godmother Sue Dowler named the boat with the traditional champagne smash on the bow, proceedings led guests along the River Thames with a unique experience of Tower Bridge opening to mark the occasion.
Tor Erik Andreassen, CEO of Fred. Olsen Wincarrier commented: “We are very proud to celebrate the delivery of our fourth service class vessel, Bayard 4, to the offshore wind industry. All other Bayard vessels are currently deployed and this latest edition is also straight in to action with SIEMENS Wind Power. The
Naming Ceremony is an excellent way to discuss future requirements with gathered clients and to celebrate Fred. Olsen related achievements in the market to date. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will have five service boats in operation by Q2 2012 with the intention to expand this further in the very near future due to unprecedented demand.”