Published: 05 April 2019 05 April 2019
Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third offshore jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China. With a crane capacity of over 3,000 tonnes, this jack-up vessel will be able to support the renewable energy industry to build the future wind farms at sea.
The vessel is set to be delivered in 2022. The Voltaire is specifically designed to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces and foundations. Key features include a main crane of over 3,000 tonnes, an operating depth of approximately 80 meters, a payload of about 14,000 tonnes and accommodation for 100 persons. The vessel has four legs to lift itself above the sea level for stable working conditions and is equipped with a DP2 system. The Voltaire will also be deployable for the oil and gas industry, and for decommissioning of offshore structures.