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Blue Tern installs monopiles on Kaskasi offshore wind farm

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has won a contract for the provision of its jack-up installation vessel the ‘Blue Tern’. The Blue Tern will be used for the transportation and installation of monopiles on RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm in tandem with DEME Offshore’s installation vessel ‘Neptune’. The contract is included in FOWIC’s disclosed total backlog value of approx. EUR 355 million.

This is the first time that FOWIC has been involved in installing foundations. A few weeks ago, Blue Tern left Fayard in Demnark where she underwent upgrade work and 10 year class renewal and went straight on to the Kaskasi project off the coast of the German Island Heligoland. The contract has been awarded by RWE Kaskasi GmbH.

Frits Laugeman, Project Director Kaskasi at RWE Renewables says: “With FOWIC and its jack-up vessel ‘Blue Tern’ we now have a competent partner installing monopile foundations on the Kaskasi project. Together with DEME the actual installation works using this vessel will be performed at our Kaskasi offshore wind farm”.

Gerard Toh, Commercial Manager, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier says: “This is a very exciting project for us as this is our first monopile foundation scope. This is also the first time we have been contracted directly by RWE and we are glad to have been picked by them as a reliable and competent partner. We look very much forward to partnering with them on this project”. 

Following Kaskasi, Blue Tern is contracted for another offshore wind farm project.