- Published: 25 October 2018 25 October 2018
In the Belgian port of Ostend, Jan De Nul Group named its newest offshore installation vessel Taillevent. On 18 July 2018, Jan De Nul Group acquired this offshore installation vessel, at that time MPI Discovery, from the Dutch company Vroon Group.
The 2011 built Taillevent is designed specifically for the transport and installation of offshore wind turbines and their foundations. The vessel is equipped with six spuds to lift the vessel out of the water in order to be able to work in stable conditions. The Taillevent is 140 meters long and can operate in up to 40 metres of water depth. Furthermore, this installation vessel has an on-board crane with a lifting capacity of 1,000 tonnes and an auxiliary crane of 50 tonnes.