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Windtech International March April 2024 issue






vole au ventIn the port of Ostend, Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium baptised the new offshore installation vessel of Jan De Nul Group, the Vole au vent. In 2015, Jan De Nul Group invested in this 140 metres long ship.

The large clear deck space and high loading capacity and the crane with a lifting capacity of 1,400 tonnes allow them to install the heaviest foundations and components of offshore wind farms in . The vessel is equipped with four spud poles so that it can be jacked up above the water and work in a stable way, unaffected by the impact of waves. The ship can install all types of foundations and the latest generation of wind turbines at sea up to a water depth of 50 metres. The vessel has been specifically built for the execution of offshore wind projects, but is also perfectly deployable for other offshore industries such as the oil and gas industry.

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