Fred. Olsen Windcarrier joined the Galloper installation project midway to support timely completion for client Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). The scope of work included delivering a fully mobilised vessel, with marine crew for transport and installation.
On hire within just 6 to 8 weeks after initial contact
- Bold Tern went on hire within 6 to 8 weeks after initial contact
- Fred. Olsen Windcarrier significantly reduced the time and cost for mobilisation
- Jetting systems allowed complete jacking operations in just seven hours
The site is characterised by London Clay, which is known to be a significant challenge for jack-up vessels during leg retrieval.However, due to the vessels efficient jetting system Bold Tern was able to successfully jack down and retrieve legs from all positions without delays. The tubular legs also helped avoid clay accumulation on the leg structures.
Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is located approx. 30KM off the coast of Suffolk and has water depths of between 27-36m. The site consists of 56 SGRE 6.0MW turbines.
Bold Tern joined the project in September, installing the final turbine on 22nd December 2017.
Read press release about final installation here: Galloper
Soil conditions were particularly challenging on this site, and were handled with excellence by our experienced vessel crew. Our jacking equipment proved up to the challenge and efficiently tackled these conditions