Jan de Nul's Vole au vent loading wind turbine bladesJan De Nul Group’s offshore jack-up vessel Vole au vent installed the very last blade of the last wind turbine at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland. The construction of the wind farm started in April 2016 with seabed preparations for the foundation and cable installation. The works resumed in April 2017.

The Vole au vent successfully completed the installation of the 10 gravity based foundations early June. The Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm was constructed by five international suppliers: Siemens, Technip, ABB, Prysmian, and Jan De Nul NV. The world’s first offshore wind farm designed for icy conditions has ten 4.2MW turbines and will be ready for commercial operation in September 2017.