- Published: 07 December 2020 07 December 2020
Jan De Nul kicks off the construction of its 5,000 tonnes crane vessel Les Alizés. The steel cutting ceremony took place at the shipyard China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) in China, in the presence of Jan De Nul representatives, the Vice General Manager of the shipyard and the Country Chief Executive of M&O China of Bureau Veritas.
Les Alizés is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting and installing offshore wind turbine foundations. The main features are a main crane of 5,000 tons, a deck loading capacity of 61,000 tons and a deck space of 9,300 m². Les Alizés does not have four legs to lift itself above the sea surface. It is a crane vessel for floating installation and is equipped with a DP2 system.