- Published: 26 May 2020 26 May 2020
Jan De Nul kicks off the construction of its new offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire. The steel cutting ceremony took place at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) in China, in the presence of Jan De Nul representatives, the shipyard and BV Classification Society.
The Voltaire is specifically designed to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces and foundations. The Voltaire is equipped with a main crane of over 3,000 tonnes and a DP2 system. The vessel has an operating depth of over 80 meters, a payload of about 14,000 tonnes and accommodation for 110 persons. With her four legs, the Voltaire can lift itself above the sea level for stable working conditions.