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Brave Tern ready for Block Island Offshore Wind Farm

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has successfully mobilised for the Block Island Offshore Wind Farm project in Esbjerg, Denmark. Mobilisation included welding of large steel structures on deck to elevate and support the nacelles for the planned transatlantic voyage. Brave Tern is now en route to St. Nazaire, France, where the 5 GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelles will be waiting to load onto the vessel. After load-out, the vessel will transit across the Atlantic to install the turbines at Block Island Wind Farm before returning to Europe.

Fred. Olsen related company Global Wind Service (GWS) – providers of manpower, expertise and services to wind farm projects – have been awarded the contract for lift supervision and installation of the GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines.

Brave Tern has also been fitted with the ZephIR Lidar 300 to complement the onboard technology with delivery of real-time accurate wind information. ZephIR Lidar has provided wind resource assessments since 2011 to the Deepwater Wind project.

Block Island offshore wind project:

Deepwater Wind’s Block Island wind farm is the first offshore wind farm in America. The wind farm is 4.8km (3 miles) southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. Once completed, the wind farm will generate 30MW of power – meeting approximately 90% of Block Island’s electricity demand.

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For more information on Global Wind Service please contact:
Michael Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer
Mobile: +45 61 89 23 20
Email: mo@globalwindservice.com

For more information on ZephIR Lidar please contact:

Alex Woodward, Head of Commercial Marketing & Product Development
mobile: +44 7825 159 082
email: alex.woodward@zephirlidar.com