Windcarrier celebrates naming ceremony for BAYARD 1

On the 17th of November 2011, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier christened the first of four new service crew boats built by Båtservice in Mandal, Norway.

The ceremony took place in Esbjerg, Denmark, where godmother Ulla Høj Petersen named the vessel Bayard 1.  The Bayard name has a long history in the Fred. Olsen companies and has been used nine times previously over the past 160 years. The Bayard name has been found on vessels powered by sails, steam and diesel engines, on general cargo vessels, roll on roll off vessels, and even a ferry.

Bayard 1 is built to serve the high demands of the wind industry. It is purpose-built for transporting crew and cargo to and from offshore wind farms and will set the standard for crew vessels.

The vessel has commenced her first contract on Horns Rev 1 for three months, which will be followed by ten months on the London Array project.